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Measuring Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Subjective Methods

Measuring Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Subjective Methods

Research using questionnaires to assess sleep is commonplace in light of practical barriers to polysomnography or other measures of sleep. A methodologically sound approach to tool development and testing is crucial to gather meaningful data, and this robust approach was lacking in many cases. Further research measuring sleep subjectively in ICU should use the Richards Campbell Sleep Questionnaire, and researchers should maintain a commitment to transparency in describing methods.

CriticalCare.news
September 2, 2018

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