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Insomnia in an 80-year-old population: relationship to medical, psychological and social factors

Jensen, Elmo; Dehlin, Ove LU ; Hagberg, Bo LU ; Samuelsson, Gillis LU and Svensson, Torbjörn LU (1998) In Journal of Sleep Research 7(3). p.183-189
Abstract
In this study, insomnia in 80-year-olds was related to medical, psychological and social factors. The data were based on examinations every year in people aged between 80 and 89 years. Of 333 people living in the city of Lund and born in 1908, 67% participated. Increased severity of insomnia was significantly associated with use of diuretics, other cardiovascular drugs, hypnotics and laxatives, and with nervousness, difficulty relaxing, anorexia, nausea, constipation, backache, feeling cold, sweating, loss of weight, dizziness, depression, general fatigue, exhaustion, angina pectoris, cardiac insufficiency, worsened objective and subjective health, presence of negative T-waves on ECG, anxiety, total life satisfaction, neuroticism,... (More)
In this study, insomnia in 80-year-olds was related to medical, psychological and social factors. The data were based on examinations every year in people aged between 80 and 89 years. Of 333 people living in the city of Lund and born in 1908, 67% participated. Increased severity of insomnia was significantly associated with use of diuretics, other cardiovascular drugs, hypnotics and laxatives, and with nervousness, difficulty relaxing, anorexia, nausea, constipation, backache, feeling cold, sweating, loss of weight, dizziness, depression, general fatigue, exhaustion, angina pectoris, cardiac insufficiency, worsened objective and subjective health, presence of negative T-waves on ECG, anxiety, total life satisfaction, neuroticism, disbelief in a just world, feeling lonely and lower survival rates. Thus insomnia has widespread associations with different aspects of life in 80-year-olds. (Less)
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aged, depression, insomnia, psychology, quality of life, sociology, survival
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Journal of Sleep Research
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7
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3
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183 - 189
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1365-2869
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10.1046/j.1365-2869.1998.00118.x
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English
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  abstract     = {In this study, insomnia in 80-year-olds was related to medical, psychological and social factors. The data were based on examinations every year in people aged between 80 and 89 years. Of 333 people living in the city of Lund and born in 1908, 67% participated. Increased severity of insomnia was significantly associated with use of diuretics, other cardiovascular drugs, hypnotics and laxatives, and with nervousness, difficulty relaxing, anorexia, nausea, constipation, backache, feeling cold, sweating, loss of weight, dizziness, depression, general fatigue, exhaustion, angina pectoris, cardiac insufficiency, worsened objective and subjective health, presence of negative T-waves on ECG, anxiety, total life satisfaction, neuroticism, disbelief in a just world, feeling lonely and lower survival rates. Thus insomnia has widespread associations with different aspects of life in 80-year-olds.},
  author       = {Jensen, Elmo and Dehlin, Ove and Hagberg, Bo and Samuelsson, Gillis and Svensson, Torbjörn},
  issn         = {1365-2869},
  keyword      = {aged,depression,insomnia,psychology,quality of life,sociology,survival},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {183--189},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Sleep Research},
  title        = {Insomnia in an 80-year-old population: relationship to medical, psychological and social factors},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2869.1998.00118.x},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {1998},
}