LiveZilla Live Chat Software

Constellation, le dépôt institutionnel de l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and risks factors for insomnia in the context of breast cancer

Savard Josée, Simard Sébastien, Blanchet Julie, Ivers Hans et Morin Charles M.. (2001). Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and risks factors for insomnia in the context of breast cancer. Sleep, 24, (5), p. 583-590.

[img] PDF - Version publiée
Administrateurs seulement

45kB

URL officielle: https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/24.5.583

Résumé

Study Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of insomnia, describe clinical characteristics of sleep difficulties, assess the influence of cancer on the insomnia course, and identify potential risk factors involved in the development of insomnia among women who had received radiotherapy for non metastatic breast cancer.

Design: A sample of 300 consecutive women who had been treated with radiotherapy for non metastatic breast cancer first completed an insomnia screening questionnaire. Participants who reported sleep difficulties were subsequently interviewed over the phone to evaluate further the nature, severity, duration, and course of their insomnia.

Setting: N/A Patients or Participants: N/A Interventions: N/A

Measurements and Results: Nineteen percent (n=56) of the participants met diagnostic criteria for an insomnia syndrome. In most cases (95%), insomnia was chronic. The onset of insomnia followed the breast cancer diagnosis in 33% of the patients and 58% of the patients reported that cancer either caused or aggravated their sleep difficulties. Factors associated with an increased risk for insomnia were sick leave, unemployment, widowhood, lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and a less severe cancer stage at diagnosis. Among women with insomnia symptoms, the risk to meet diagnostic criteria for an insomnia syndrome was higher in those who were separated and had a university degree.

Conclusions: Insomnia is a prevalent and often chronic problem in breast cancer patients. Although it is not always a direct consequence of cancer, pre-existing sleep difficulties are often aggravated by cancer. It is therefore important to better screen breast cancer patients with insomnia and offer them an appropriate treatment.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Volume:24
Numéro:5
Pages:p. 583-590
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2001
Sujets:Sciences sociales et humaines > Sciences sociales > Psychologie
Sciences de la santé
Sciences de la santé > Sciences médicales
Sciences de la santé > Sciences médicales > Oncologie
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences de la santé > Module de psychologie
Mots-clés:Breast cancer, insomnia, sleep, prevalence, risk factors, cancer du sein, insomnie, sommeil, prévalence, facteurs de risque
Déposé le:20 déc. 2017 03:10
Dernière modification:20 déc. 2017 03:10
Afficher les statistiques de telechargements

Éditer le document (administrateurs uniquement)

Creative Commons LicenseSauf indication contraire, les documents archivés dans Constellation sont rendus disponibles selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons "Paternité, pas d'utilisation commerciale, pas de modification" 2.5 Canada.

Bibliothèque Paul-Émile-Boulet, UQAC
555, boulevard de l'Université
Chicoutimi (Québec)  CANADA G7H 2B1
418 545-5011, poste 5630