Research Article| Volume 25, ISSUE 3, P727-732, March 2016

Factors Affecting Poststroke Sleep Disorders

  • Burcu Karaca
    Address correspondence to Burcu Karaca, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Kampüsü Ankara Yolu 7.Km., 71450, Yahşihan, Kirikkale, Turkey.
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Yahşihan, Kirikkale, Turkey
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      The aim of this study is to evaluate the sleep quality of stroke patients, to present the influencing factors, and thus to provide more effective rehabilitation in hospitals' inpatient clinics.

      Materials and Methods

      Twenty-three stroke patients who received inpatient treatment at Bolu Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital were retrospectively evaluated in the study. Educational background, occupation, body mass index, symptom duration, etiology, dominant hemisphere, affected hemisphere, comorbid diseases, and Brunnstrom recovery stages (9), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) score, and Functional Independence Measure score were assessed.


      In multivariate linear regression analysis, we found that BDI score (P = .030) and comorbid diseases (P = .040) had the highest effect on change in PSQI.


      Depression and comorbid diseases were the most effective factors on poststroke sleep disorder in patients who underwent neurological rehabilitation and they should be managed to increase the efficacy of the neurological rehabilitation.

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