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Sleep Quality and Social Support in People over 65 Years Old Who Have Had a Quarantine Process Due to Covid-19.
  • Gulay Dasdemir Ilkhan,
  • Hakan Celikhisar,
  • Selen Ilhan Alp
Gulay Dasdemir Ilkhan
Tire Public Hospital
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Hakan Celikhisar
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Esrefpasa Hospital
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Selen Ilhan Alp
Namik Kemal Universitesi - Degirmenalti Kampusu
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Abstract

Background and Aim: We aimed to investigate the effects of anxiety or social support on sleep quality in patients with COVID-19 who were older than 65 years of age and undergoing quarantine process. Material and Method: The study included the patients ≥65 years of age who had a quarantine process for 14 days during the COVID-19 outbreak. The sociodemographic features and comorbidities were recorded in all patients. Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS), Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (SS), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaires were applied. Results: Totally 198 patients (123 male and 75 female) were included in the study. Among patients, 115 (58.1%) patients were living in a nursing home. All GAS scores and the total PSQI were significantly higher and all SS scores were significantly lower in PCR positive patients compared with the negative ones (p:0.001). Moreover, All GAS scores and the total PSQI were significantly higher and all SS scores were significantly lower in patients living in nursing homes compared with the others (p:0.001). Conclusion: In elderly patients faced with the COVID-19, social support was negatively associated with the sleep disturbances. We suggest that, increasing social support is important in elderly patients in the clash against COVID-19.

Peer review status:POSTED

04 Nov 2020Submitted to Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
09 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
09 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed