The Relatıonshıp Between Sleep Qualıty And Fear Of Death And Socıo-Demographıc Factors In Mıddle-Age And Above Indıvıduals Applıed To The Hospıtal

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Acibadem Universitesi Saglik Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.13, no.1, pp.82-89, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Objective: In this study, it was aimed to reveal the relationship between sleep quality, fear of death and sociodemographic factors in middle-aged and older individuals who applied to the hospital. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted by applying a questionnaire to middle-aged and older individuals who were hospitalized in the Health Practice and Research Center of a state university and agreed to participate in the study. Data Collection Form, Thorson-Powell Death Anxiety Scale and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PUKI) were used for all middle-aged and older individuals who agreed to participate in the study. Student t test, Anova and analysis of variance were used to compare the scores obtained from the scales. Results: 38% of the individuals participating in the study are in the 45-64, 36% are in the 65-74, and 26% are in the 75 and over age group. In the correlation analysis, a weak linear correlation was found between DAS score (high score indicates increased fear of death) and PUKI in the opposite direction (r=-0.216) and economic level perception (r= 0.238). In the correlation analysis, there was an inverse relationship between PUKI score (high score indicates increased sleep problem) and DAS, poor (r=-0.216), perception of quality of life, perception of health status, perception of adaptation to life, perceived age, education level and perception of economic level. Conclusion: According to the correlation analysis, there is a weak correlation between death anxiety and sleep quality in the opposite direction. Keywords: Aging, Death Anxiety, Sleep Quality