FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DURATION OF NAPS AMONG COMMUNITY-DWELLING ELDERLY: DATA FROM THE MULTICENTER STUDY FIBRA1 1 Taken from the dissertation - Napping and frailty: a study involving elderly from FIBRA Unicamp, presented to the Graduate Nursing Program at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in 2013.

FACTORES ASOCIADOS A LA DURACIÓN DE LAS SIESTAS DE LOS ANCIANOS DE LA COMUNIDAD: DATOS DEL ESTUDIO MULTICÉNTRICO FIBRA

Ariene Angelini dos Santos-Orlandi Maria Filomena Ceolim Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini Simone Camargo de Oliveira-Rossignolo Aline Maino Pergola-Marconato Anita Liberalesso Neri About the authors

This study aimed to analyze the association between the duration of the nap and the variables gender, age, education, family income, frailty levels and frailty criteria of community-dwelling elderly. This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study, an excerpt from the multicenter project Frailty in Elderly Brazilians. A total of 3,075 older adults were evaluated, aged 65 and over, using a sociodemographic questionnaire, question about nap (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire), phenotype of frailty proposed by Fried and screening test for cognitive impairment (Mini Mental State Examination). Descriptive analysis, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests (p<0.05) and multiple linear regression were applied. Ethical principles were respected. Most of the elderly participants napped (61.7%), with an average of 53.4±42.7 min/day. There was an association between duration of naps and variables gender (p=0.002), frailty (p=0.022) and frailty criterion "hand grip strength" (p=0.008). It was observed that the length of the naps is greater for male and frail elderly.

Aged; Nursing; Sleep


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