Comparison of quality of sleep, depression, and life satisfaction between older adults in nursing homes and long-term care hospitals in Korea

Kon Hee Kim, Eun Hee Hwang

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Abstract

Aim: The purpose of the present study was to identify the sleep quality, depression, and life satisfaction between nursing home and long-term care hospital residents. Methods: Data was collected through a structured questionnaire survey of 61 nursing home residents and 74 long-term care hospital residents. Descriptive statistics, t-test, χ2-test, anova, Pearson's correlation were used to analyze the data. Results: The residents living in a nursing home showed higher subjective health status and sleep quality than long-term care hospital residents. Depression did not show a significant difference between them. However, there was a significant difference in depression score by subjective health status. Sleep quality and depression showed a significant negative correlation for both residents. In terms of depression and life satisfaction, nursing home residents showed a significant negative correlation, and long-term care hospital residents showed a significant positive correlation. Conclusions: These results show that environmental management is essential to enhance sleep quality, thus depression and subjective health status will be improved. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2017; 17: 142–149.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • depression
  • life satisfaction
  • nursing home
  • older adults
  • quality of sleep

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