The role of wireless technology in addressing sleeping disorders in aged care

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Moloney, Clint. 2010. "The role of wireless technology in addressing sleeping disorders in aged care." Pease, Wayne, Cooper, Malcolm and Gururajan, Raj (ed.) Biomedical knowledge management: infrastructures and processes for e-health systems. Hershey, PA. United States. IGI Global. pp. 279-288
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The role of wireless technology in addressing sleeping disorders in aged care

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleBiomedical knowledge management: infrastructures and processes for e-health systems
Authors
AuthorMoloney, Clint
EditorsPease, Wayne, Cooper, Malcolm and Gururajan, Raj
Page Range279-288
Chapter Number20
Number of Pages10
Year2010
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationHershey, PA. United States
ISBN9781605662664
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-266-4.ch020
Web Address (URL)http://www.igi-global.com/Gateway/ContentOwned/Chapter.aspx?TitleId=42614&AccessType=InfoSci
Abstract

Sleep problems are frequently witnessed in aged care facilities with a large proportion going undetected. Multiple factors are known to contribute many abnormal sleep/wake patterns for residents. A systematic review conducted by Haesler (2004) provided a guide to the direction of future research into sleep in older adults residing in care facilities. This chapter evaluates the effectiveness of implementing the following evidence based recommendation from Haesler (2004): Wrist actigraphy currently represents the most accurate objective sleep assessment tool for use in the population of interest. Factor analysis was utilized to study the patterns of relationship among many dependent variables, with the goal of discovering something about the nature of the independent variables that affect them. Wrist actigraphy showed a disparity between the actual bed time and wake time. One clear difference detected using the device was the increased detection of sleep during the day.

Keywordswireless technology; healthcare; effectiveness; aged care; sleeping disorders
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420399. Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
400608. Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)
420502. Aged care nursing
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