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MASALAN A., M.P. et al. Cognitive-behavioral intervention on senior adults with sleep disorders. Enferm. univ [online]. 2018, vol.15, n.1, pp.6-16. ISSN 2395-8421.

Sleep disorders among senior adults are a frequent problem which has important impacts on their quality of life, and the costs of healthcare. The current management of these disorders is based on drug prescriptions, which in turn, have secondary effects and also enhance underlying conditions and vulnerabilities. Within this context, the objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral intervention aimed at improving the quality of sleep of these persons by modifying negative habits, thoughts, and beliefs. The method included group cognitive-behavioral interventions with pre and post assessments. The corresponding results showed a mean of 9 (Pittsburg) at the beginning of the program, and a mean of 4.9 at the end. It was thus concluded that the intervention, in the short term, helped to achieve significant improvements in relation to the sleep hygiene of these persons. This study can orient nursing professionals to establish strategies aimed at the wellbeing of senior adults; all within the vital processes and essential care strengthening framework.

Palabras llave : Sleep-vigil disorders; age factors; aged; cognitive therapy; Chile.

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