publication . Conference object . 2015

PALLIATIVE CARE ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH SLEEPING DISORDERS ARE POORLY TREATED

Bellido-Estevez, Inmaculada;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: British Pharmacologucal Society
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Background: Sleep disorders are frequent in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative-care, especially in elderly patients (1). Sleep disorders during palliative-care may be related with anxiety, opioids related central-sleep apnoea or corticoids therapy between others (2). Our aim was to quantify the effectiveness of hypnotic medication in the sleep quality in advanced cancer receiving palliative-care elderly patients. Material and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in elderly patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative-care exploring their sleep quantity and quality (approved by Local Ethical Committee). Patients who wer...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tratamiento paliativo, Sueño -- Trastornos, Palliative care, Sleeping disorders, Elderly patients
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