Prevalence of Insomnia Among Elderly Residents in A Rural Area in Bangalore, Karnataka
DP Rao, SKB Hegde, AM Joseph, A Sahu, G Gomez, A Kasthuri
Elderly, Insomnia, Likelihood of Insomnia, Rural
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Rao D, Hegde S, Joseph A, Sahu A, Gomez G, Kasthuri A. Prevalence of Insomnia Among Elderly Residents in A Rural Area in Bangalore, Karnataka. Indian Sleep Med 2012; 7 (1):14-18.
Introduction: Insomnia has been reported as a common health problem among the elderly. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of insomnia among the elderly residents of a rural area and to identify associations between insomnia and selected baseline variables. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among permanent elderly residents of Mugalur village near Bangalore. An interview schedule based on a validated insomnia-screening questionnaire was developed for the purpose of this study and administered to the study population. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among permanent elderly residents of Mugalur village near Bangalore. An interview schedule based on a validated insomnia-screening questionnaire was developed for the purpose of this study and administered to the study population. Conclusions: Prevalence of insomnia was 13.04%, with no significant associations.
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