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Saneie P, Otaghi M. Investigating the Effect of Performing the Quiet Time Protocol on the Sleep Quality of Cardiac Patients. Journal title 2018; 1 (2)
URL: http://newresearch.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-165-en.html
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Abstract Sleep is one of the major requirements for patients' recovery. Given the role played by environmental factors in patients' sleep disorders in an intensive care unit (ICU), it is necessary to use an appropriate protocol to improve these patients' sleep. Aim: the present study investigated the effect of quiet time protocol (QT) on the sleep quality of cardiac patients in the city of Ilam. Materials and methods: The present clinical trial was performed in 2015, using cardiac patients in Ilam. The patients were divided into two groups (1) experimental and 2) control groups. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire (Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and St. Mary's Hospital Sleep Questionnaire (SMHSQ). The quiet time protocol was carried out with the experimental group from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for three consecutive nights. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), Fisher's exact test (to compare the two groups in terms of number of days of hospitalization in the ICU before treatment) and independent t-test (to compare the patients' age difference and sleep hours at home). Results: The findings showed that sleep quality was low in patients before quiet time protocol (QT). There was no significant difference between sleep quality of the experimental group and the control group on the first night (p> 0.05), but on the third night, there was an improvement in patient's sleep quality in the experimental group (p <0.05). Conclusion: Given that the quiet sleep protocol improves the quality of patients' sleep, the implementation of this protocol is recommended to patients receiving nursing care
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Received: 2017/09/18 | Accepted: 2018/09/29 | Published: 2018/10/15

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