Correlations Among the Sleep, Fatigue and Quality of life in patients with stroke

뇌졸중 환자의 수면, 피로감 및 삶의 질과의 관련성 연구

  • Jang, Yeon-Sik (Department of Occupational Therapy, Graduate School, Dongshin University) ;
  • Kim, Hee-Dong (Department of Occupational Therapy, Graduate School, Dongshin University) ;
  • Chung, Hyun-Ae (Department of Occupational Therapy, DongShin University)
  • 장연식 (동신대학교 일반대학원 보건의료학과) ;
  • 김희동 (동신대학교 일반대학원 보건의료학과) ;
  • 정현애 (동신대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.26
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This research examined the correlation among sleep, fatigue and quality of life of stroke patients. Data regarding the quality of sleep, sleep satisfaction, fatigue and quality of life was collected from 37 stroke patients using questionnaires. The data was analyzed using Pearson correlation analysis. The results suggested that the quality of sleep is associated with sleep satisfaction and fatigue, and the level of sleep satisfaction is associated with the feelings of fatigue and quality of life. After the occurrence of stroke, most people experience insomnia and complain of physical and mental feelings of fatigue depending on the quality and level of satisfaction with sleep, as well as a decrease in the quality of life. Therefore, for the effective intervention of occupational therapy, it will be necessary to examine the sleep-related factors.


Fatigue;Quality of life;Sleep;Stroke


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