January 23, 2023
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Sleep quality in people with type 1 diabetes may be improved not only by disease management, but also by interventions that support resilience and reduce negative emotions, researchers report. BMC Psychiatry.
“People with type 1 diabetes may experience sleep disturbances, usually due to low blood sugar levels during sleep or the performance of blood sugar control. Mi-Kyoung Cho, PhD, RNChungbuk National University, and Dr. Mi Young Kim, RNboth of Hanyang University in South Korea, wrote.
Cho and Kim sought to identify disease-related features, psychosocial aspects, and related factors that underlie sleep quality in patients with type 1 diabetes. The authors evaluated 159 of his type 1 diabetes patients who completed an online questionnaire.
According to the authors, the participants’ mean depression score was 23.77 on the Center for Epidemiological Research Depression Scale, and their sleep quality was 4.58 on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.
Depression was positively correlated with sleep quality and negatively correlated with total resilience scores, the authors wrote.
Factors associated with depression in patients with type 1 diabetes are duration of illness, sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep disturbance, resilience-acceptance of self and life subfactors, with an explanatory power of variance of 44.4% , write Cho and Kim.
Factors associated with sleep quality were comorbidities, resilience-personal capacity subfactors, and depression, with an explanatory power of variance of 37.4%, the authors report.
“It is hoped that the psychosocial and sleep problems experienced by patients will be assessed and effectively managed. [type 1 diabetes] It improves your quality of life by improving your physical and emotional state,” wrote Cho and Kim.