Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effects of daily exercise compared to conventional medication therapy for insomnia among elderly adults
by Chowdhury, Krishna, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 50; 1520897
Abstract (Summary)

Insomnia in elderly patients is a major problem. This study assessed family nurse practitioner (FNP) students' increase in knowledge of insomnia after taking a 1-hour course. The FNP students received information on the dangerous effect of sleeping medicine with respect to further complications—for example, falls, injuries, and even death of elderly patients. A survey was developed for FNP students regarding understanding of normal physiological changes, medical conditions, and insomnia of elderly patients. The findings indicated that average FNP students developed knowledge of complications related to insomnia and use of prescription drugs. The FNP students decided to avoid prescription medicine for sleep and to encourage their patients to adopt complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy such as simple walking, yoga, meditation, tai chi, and acupuncture as a first preventive measure in their elderly care.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Ignat, Sharon, Kumrow, David E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1520897
ISBN: 9781267702944
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