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How to Try This: Evaluating Sleep Quality in Older Adults
Authors: Carole A. Smyth MSN, ANP-GNP, APRN, BC
Categories: Geriatrics
Topics: Sleep Disorders
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Published: May 2008
Expires: 5/31/2015
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Purpose of Activity:
To instruct registered professional nurses in the use of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) to assess the quality and patterns of sleep in older adults.
Learning Objectives:
After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
  1. outline the background information helpful for understanding the problems of impaired sleep.
  2. review the use of the PSQI to evaluate sleep.
Activity Steps:
Evaluating Sleep Quality in Older Adults: The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index can be used to detect sleep disturbances or deficits.
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Why Screen For Sleep Problems in Older Patients?
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The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
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