The impact of quiet time on sleep in ICU

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. en_US Reynolds, Rhonda G. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:27Z 2011-06-03T19:39:27Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2004 .R49 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sleep disturbance is a significant source of stress during illness, especially in the intensive care units. The purpose of this study is to describe the environmental factors of noise and light in an ICU, and to evaluate the effect of implementing a quiet time protocol. The philosophical framework is Florence Nightengale's environmental elements in relation to patient care. The study is a replication study of Olson, Borel, Laskowitz, Moore, and McConnell's (2001). The projected sample is 100 patients admitted to a 30-bed ICU of a community hospital in the Midwest over a 5-month period. A pretest-posttest design to evaluate differences between sleep frequency during the quiet-time condition and sleep frequency during usual care conditions will be used. Trained nurse observers will indicate whether patients are asleep, awake, or in anindeterminate sleep-wake state. Quiet time will be during the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Lights will be dimmed, blinds closed, televisions turned off, and visits minimized. Light and sound will be measured using a light meter and a digital sound meter. Permission will be sought from Ball State University, and the participating hospital. The study will provide information about the impact of quiet time on sleep in the ICU. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 117 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sleep -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hospital patients. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intensive care units. en_US
dc.title The impact of quiet time on sleep in ICU en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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