Factors Associated with Insomnia among Elderly of a Selected Community of Lalitpur
Anita Chhantyal and Timalsina R*
Lalitpur Nursing Campus, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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- Timalsina R
Lalitpur Nursing Campus, Sanepa
Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Received Date: March 13, 2017; Accepted Date: April 03, 2017; Published Date: April 05, 2017
Citation: Chhantyal A, Timalsina R (2017) Factors Associated with Insomnia among Elderly of a Selected Community of Lalitpur. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:410. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000410
Copyright: © 2017 Timalsina R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Insomnia is a common health problem among elderly. An analytical cross-sectional study was aimed to identify the factors associated with insomnia among elderly. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for the selection of 64 elderlies of Ward No. 2 of Karyabinayak Municipality, Lalitpur. Data collection was done from 18th to 30th of September 2016 by using structured interview schedule related to socio-demographic variables and Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics namely chi-square test was used to analyze data using SPSS software version 16 and findings were presented on the relevant tables and figures. The findings of the study revealed that 40.6% of the respondents have insomnia. Furthermore, there is significant association of health problems during night sleep with insomnia (p=0.003). However, there is no significant association of age, gender, marital status, educational status, current working status, financial dependency, disease and medicine use at present with insomnia. Based on the findings of this study, it is concluded that insomnia is present among less than half elderly and the elderly who have health problems during night sleep have insomnia. Therefore, the awareness program regarding insomnia should be raised for early detection and appropriate management in order to decrease sleep related health problems and improve quality of life.