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Sleep Quality and its Relationship to General well-being in Ageing Adults

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Physiology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, INDIA
  • 3 Pulmonary and Sleep consultant, Eternal Heart Care Center, Jaipur, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 64-67, June,14 (2015)

Abstract

Ageing, a physiological ontogeny in time, is a life process that witnesses psycho-physiological changes down the line. Alteration in sleep patterns is one of the vital changes which may affect daytime functioning and well-being of the elderly. The aim of this study was to assess the perception of ageing adults on quality of sleep, daytime functioning and general wellbeing and to examine relationship between quality of sleep and general wellbeing. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI ) and General Well-Being Scale (GWBS) were used to assess quality of sleep and well-being of 120 ageing adults residing in Jaipur city belonging to age group of 60–70 years. Sample was randomly selected. The sleep quality (PSQI) and General wellbeing were measured and analyzed across gender. The results were expressed in terms of mean and S.D.; t-test and Pearson’s correlation were applied. Significant gender differences were found in ageing adults on general well-being. Sleep Quality was strongly correlated with GWB when all the subjects were considered together, while in case of male participants the Sleep Quality was moderately associated with GWB.

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