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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part L (2016)

Burden of insomnia among hypertensive geriatric patients attending cardiology OPD in a tertiary care hospital in eastern India

Author(s)
Dr. Chandrakanta Mishra and Dr. Archana Mishra
Abstract
Abstract
Introduction: Sleep disorder is a widely prevalent often overlooked disorder that can have serious effects or associations like hypertension. Due to paucity of relevant data on sleep disorder in the geriatric age group, the present study has been undertaken.
Material and Method: Study has been conducted by enrolling patients attending cardiology OPD from Nov’15 to Apr’16. Their baseline characteristics, blood pressure and sleep related data have been collected and statistically analysed.
Result:The percentage of insomniacs were 53.1, 46.3 and 67.5 percent in Prehypertension, Stage 1and Stage 2 respectively. The total burden of insomnia in the geriatric hypertensives attending OPD at SCB Medical College during the study was 55.6 percent.
Conclusion: The burden of hypertension, after excluding potential confounders, among geriatric hypertensives is 55.6 percent among those attending Cardiology OPD of SCB Medical College, Cuttack.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Chandrakanta Mishra, Dr. Archana Mishra. Burden of insomnia among hypertensive geriatric patients attending cardiology OPD in a tertiary care hospital in eastern India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):875-877.
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