Sleep patterns in older bereaved spouses

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Nursing
Creator Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.
Other Author Richardson, Stephanie J.; Dudley, William N.; Obray, Sarah Jane
Title Sleep patterns in older bereaved spouses
Date 2003-11-01
Description The study examined the prevalence and pattern of reports of sleep disturbance over two years in a group of 296 adults aged 50 years and over, and assessed the relationship between patterns of sleep disturbance and bereavement adjustment over time. A sample of 192 widows and widowers were compared to a matched sample of 104 non-bereaved persons. About half of the bereaved respondents experienced sleep disruption in the first month following their loss. Regardless of bereavement status, one-third of the sample experienced ongoing sleep disruption, and 10% consulted a physician for difficulty sleeping. Persons with a pattern of consistent sleep disturbance showed statistically significant differences in grief outcomes that persisted over time and tended to be female, older,with poor health, and taking more medications.
Type Text
Publisher Baywood Publishing Co.
Journal Title OMEGA: The Journal of Death and Dying
Volume 47
Issue 4
First Page 361
Last Page 383
DOI 10.2190/0D4F-EPMW-3YUL-C1JK
citatation_issn 0030-2228
Subject Bereavement adjustment; Older bereaved spouses; Sleep patterns; Sleep disturbance
Subject LCSH Bereavement; Widows; Widowhood
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Richardson, S. J., Lund, D. A., Caserta, M. A., Dudley, W. N., & Obray, S. J. (2003). Sleep patterns in older bereaved spouses. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 47(4), 363-385.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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