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Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes

Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes
Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes
The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed exploration of sleep in the context of 24 hours in a care home environment, exploring the subjective experience of residents and the perceptions of staff.

Qualitative research in four care homes for older people consisting of semi-structured interviews and ethnographic observations. Interviews were conducted with 38 residents and 39 staff, and were analysed using a grounded theory approach.

The findings have highlighted some challenges and opportunities for developing practice in care homes to improve residents' sleep. In addition to pain and physical disabilities, the physical environment and practices in care homes can affect residents' sleep and night-time experience.

Improving our understanding of residents' and staff's experiences at night in care homes can inform the development of good practice in night-time care and contribute to a positive culture of person-centred care.
1472-0795
29-32
Ellmers, Theresa
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Arber, Sara
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Luff, Rebekah
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Eyers, Ingrid
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Young, Emma
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Ellmers, Theresa
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Arber, Sara
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Luff, Rebekah
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Eyers, Ingrid
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Young, Emma
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Ellmers, Theresa, Arber, Sara, Luff, Rebekah, Eyers, Ingrid and Young, Emma (2013) Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes. Nursing Older People, 25 (8), 29-32. (doi:10.7748/nop2013.10.25.8.29.e466). (PMID:24067045)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed exploration of sleep in the context of 24 hours in a care home environment, exploring the subjective experience of residents and the perceptions of staff.

Qualitative research in four care homes for older people consisting of semi-structured interviews and ethnographic observations. Interviews were conducted with 38 residents and 39 staff, and were analysed using a grounded theory approach.

The findings have highlighted some challenges and opportunities for developing practice in care homes to improve residents' sleep. In addition to pain and physical disabilities, the physical environment and practices in care homes can affect residents' sleep and night-time experience.

Improving our understanding of residents' and staff's experiences at night in care homes can inform the development of good practice in night-time care and contribute to a positive culture of person-centred care.

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Published date: 1 October 2013
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 359824
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359824
ISSN: 1472-0795
PURE UUID: 5e1731cc-8836-489b-b667-d66baefcb01e
ORCID for Rebekah Luff: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7871-0246

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Date deposited: 14 Nov 2013 13:31
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:47

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Author: Theresa Ellmers
Author: Sara Arber
Author: Rebekah Luff ORCID iD
Author: Ingrid Eyers
Author: Emma Young

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