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Sleep and physical activity: a survey of people with inflammatory arthritis and their engagement by health professionals in rheumatology in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author McKenna, Seán G.
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Alan Edward
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Alexander D.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Norelee
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-23T09:13:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6188
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Sleep is important in maintaining the body’s circadian rhythm and in maintaining health. Aim was to investigate sleep and physical activity among people who have Inflammatory Arthritis and their engagement with Health Professionals. Materials and Methods: Members from a national charitable organisation for patients with arthritis and a national rheumatology health professionals society were invited to participate in separate cross-sectional surveys hosted on SurveyMonkey(R)TM. Results: Ninety (90) people responded and report an average of 5.7 (SD 1.46) hours sleep per night. A majority (61%) report their sleep quality as bad, with 31% taking medications at least once a week to help sleep. There was a statistically significant association between longer years with symptoms, taking medication at least once a week and limited in their activities, when rating their sleep quality as bad. Twenty eight (65%) health professional’s responded with 53% discussing sleep with their patients. Conclusions: People with inflammatory arthritis report low sleep with those having symptoms longer, taking medications regularly and having limitations with their activities, reporting poorer sleep quality. Only half of health professionals discuss sleep. More research is needed in investigating poor sleep quality, disturbances and physical activity in order to promote health and well-being in this population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Disability and Rehabilitation; 40 (19), pp. 2260-2266
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1334095
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Disability and Rehabilitation 2017 Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1334095 en_US
dc.subject inflammatory arthritis en_US
dc.subject sleep en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject exercise en_US
dc.subject health professional en_US
dc.title Sleep and physical activity: a survey of people with inflammatory arthritis and their engagement by health professionals in rheumatology in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09638288.2017.1334095
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid G01PG/2016/58 en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-06-02
dc.embargo.terms 2018-06-02 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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