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지역사회 독거노인의 불면 증상 경험

Experience of Insomnia Symptoms in the Elderly Living Alone in the Community

정신간호학회지 2020년 29권 3호 p.207 ~ 217
한은경, 김두리, 서유진, 김화진,
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한은경 ( Han Eun-Kyoung ) - Eulji University College of Nursing
김두리 ( Kim Doo-Ree ) - Konyang University College of Nursing
서유진 ( Suh Yu-Jin ) - Yonsei University College of Nursing
김화진 ( Kim Hoa-Jean ) - Gwangju Donggu Mental Health Welfare Center

Abstract


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the experiences of insomnia symptoms in the elderly living alone in the community.

Methods: Eleven of the elderly with insomnia symptoms living alone in the community were interviewed. Data were collected through individual interviews July-September 2018. Colaizzi’s phenomenological methodology was used.
Results: Results showed that the experiences of insomnia symptoms of the elderly living alone comprised 11 themes clusters and five categories: 1) Insomnia symptoms triggered by various causes, 2) Physical symptoms exacerbated by insomnia, 3) Insomnia worsened by psychological symptoms, 4) Useless efforts to fix insomnia, 5) Living with adapted insomnia symptoms.

Conclusion: It is necessary to develop a sleep intervention program that includes insomnia symptoms awareness, sleep health education, and social support factors. Community nurses should focus on insomnia symptoms as well as listen and empathize with various psychological phenomena in caring for the elderly with insomnia living alone.

키워드

노인; 수면 입면 및 유지 장애; 질적연구
Aged; Sleep initiation and maintenance disorders; Qualitative research

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