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[Sleep quality and mental well-being of mothers caring for children with disabilities and requiring oxygen therapy and night care at home].

Overview of attention for article published in [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, February 2022
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Title
[Sleep quality and mental well-being of mothers caring for children with disabilities and requiring oxygen therapy and night care at home].
Published in
[Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, February 2022
DOI 10.11236/jph.21-081
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笹井 佐和子, 坂東 春美, 大林 賢史, 山上 優紀, 佐伯 圭吾, 城島 哲子

Abstract

Objectives This study aimed to 1) determine what kind of care for children with disabilities is related to the mothers' sleep and mental well-being and 2) objectively measure the sleep state of mothers responsible for children with disabilities.Methods A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 180 mothers of children enrolled in the Special Needs Education School in prefecture A. Amongst these, nine who provided consent underwent objective sleep measurements using actigraphy. The questionnaire investigated the lifestyle and the type of care needed for children with disabilities and their influence on the mothers. Subjective sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and mental well-being status (General Health Questionnaire) of the mothers were also evaluated. Logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze the background factors affecting sleep quality and mental health.Results Of the 180 participants, 84 (46.7%) provided valid responses. Fifty-two (64.2%) and 34 (42.0%) individuals subjectively reported poor sleep quality and poor mental well-being, respectively. Mothers having responsibilities of oxygen therapy and night care reported significantly poor sleep quality and mental well-being. Moreover, objective sleep measurements showed that the changes in the child's physical condition, such as ventilator management, epileptic seizures, and fever, resulted in prolonged waking times and affected the sleep efficiency of the mother.Conclusion Responsibilities toward providing oxygen therapy and night care for their children with disabilities influenced the sleep quality and mental well-being of the mothers. Thus, it is important to provide support to mothers caring such disabled children.

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 November 2022.
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