Examining the impact of different components of sleep quality on anxiety among family carers of people with dementia

Van Hout, Elien ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2956-7575, Contreras, Milena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5171-0534, Mioshi, Eneida and Kishita, Naoko (2022) Examining the impact of different components of sleep quality on anxiety among family carers of people with dementia. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. ISSN 0891-9887

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Abstract

Existing interventions for family carers of people with dementia tend to be less effective for anxiety than for depression. Therefore, identifying factors affecting carer anxiety is important to inform future interventions. This study conducted two multiple regression analyses using a sample of ninety-one family carers. The first regression model (∆R²=0.24), exploring the impact of demographic variables and carer stressors, demonstrated that hours of caring (β=.33) and overall sleep quality (β=.28) were significant predictors of anxiety. To further investigate the impact of sleep quality, the second model (∆R2=0.24) focused on exploring the differential impact of various components of sleep quality on anxiety. Findings demonstrated that subjective sleep quality (β=.33) and sleep disturbances (β=.22) were significant predictors. Hours of caring per week, subjective sleep quality and sleep disturbances seem to be critical for treating anxiety in family carers. Future studies should investigate whether targeting these variables could improve carer anxiety.

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Additional Information: Funding: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: EVH’s studentship was supported by Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. MC’s studentship was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East of England, Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Uncontrolled Keywords: alzheimer’s disease,care burden,caregivers,depression,insomnia,mindfulness,clinical neurology,geriatrics and gerontology,psychiatry and mental health ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2728
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84045
DOI: 10.1177/08919887221093359

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