The Prevalence of Insomnia, Its Demographic Correlates, and Treatment in Nurses Working in Chinese Psychiatric and General Hospitals

Feng Rong An, Yun Ke Qi, Jiao Ying Zeng, Yan Ming Ding, Helen F K Chiu, Gabor S. Ungvari, Robin Newhouse, Doris S F Yu, Kelly Y C Lai, Yu Tao Xiang

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of insomnia and its socio-demographic correlates in Chinese nurses. Design and Methods: Up to 799 nurses were examined. Demographic data, total sleep time (TST), and insomnia were collected. Findings: The mean expected and actual TST were 8.3 ± 1.5 and 6.1 ± 1.1hr, respectively. The prevalence of at least one type of reported sleep disturbance was 69.7%; the rates of difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and early morning awakening were 54.6%, 54.7%, and 55.9%, respectively. Practice Implications: There is a large discrepancy of actual and expected sleep duration, and insomnia is common among nurses in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Insomnia
  • Nurse
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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An, F. R., Qi, Y. K., Zeng, J. Y., Ding, Y. M., Chiu, H. F. K., Ungvari, G. S., Newhouse, R., Yu, D. S. F., Lai, K. Y. C., & Xiang, Y. T. (2016). The Prevalence of Insomnia, Its Demographic Correlates, and Treatment in Nurses Working in Chinese Psychiatric and General Hospitals. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 52(2), 88-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12103