Can subjective sleep quality, evaluated at the age of 73, have an influence on successful aging? The PROOF study

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Objective: Sleep complaints are recurrent in Geriatrics and are often attributed to physiological aging. The aim of this work is to describe subjective sleep quality and its impact on successful aging. Methods: Subjective sleep quality was evaluated by using the Pittsburgh subjective sleep quality questionnaire. Two visual analogical scales (graduate from 0 to 10) were used to quantify perceived state of health and life satisfaction. Objective respiratory sleep parameters were also collected. Results: 370 data were analysed (46.2% of males). The average age was 73.2 +/- 1. The level of perceived state of health was 6.9 +/- 2, and life satisfaction level was 7.7 +/-2. Subjective sleep quality was significantly related to perceived health status (p = 0.034) and life satisfaction (p = 0.005). There was no significant association between sleep quality and objective respiratory sleep parameters. Conclusion: The assessment of sleep quality plays an important role in the management of elderly persons and can help them to age more successfully.

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Crawford-Achour, E. , Dauphinot, V. , Martin, M. , Tardy, M. , Gonthier, R. , Barthelemy, J. and Roche, F. (2014) Can subjective sleep quality, evaluated at the age of 73, have an influence on successful aging? The PROOF study. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 51-56. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2014.42008.

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