The Effects of Sleep Improvement Intervention on the Sleep Quality and Incidence of Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit Patients

중환자실 환자의 수면증진 중재가 수면의 질 및 섬망발생에 미치는 효과

  • Lee, Eun-Nam (Department of Nursing, Dong-A University) ;
  • Cho, Jeong-Lim (Department of Nursing, Dong-A University) ;
  • Kim, Mae-Ri (Intensive care unit, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Eun-Ju (Intensive care unit, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Yeong-Hui (Intensive care unit, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Choi, Eun-Ju (Intensive care unit, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Ran (Intensive care unit, Dong-A University Hospital)
  • Received : 2012.05.24
  • Accepted : 2012.06.22
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of eye-shields and sleep-inducing music application on sleep quality and incidence of delirium for intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Methods: This study was a untreated control group design with pretest and posttest. The data was collected in the ICU of D University Hospital in Busan, from June to September 2011. Thirteen subjects were assigned to eye-shields and sleep-inducing music intervention and 15 subjects were in the control group. Results: Eye-shields and sleep-inducing music application was effective for improving the quality of sleep in ICU patients. There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of delirium between the two groups. Conclusion: The sleep improvement intervention with eye-shields and sleep-inducing music would be a meaningful part of nursing intervention programs to enhance the quality of sleep in ICU patients.