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Nkire, Nnamdi and Ekwegbalu, UO and O'Connor, John J (2013) Subjective sleep complaints in patients attending a substance use disorder clinic. Irish Medical Journal , 106 , (1) .

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This study evaluated subjective reports of sleep difficulties in patients attending a designated consultant in The Drug Treatment Centre Board (DTCB). 89 patients consented to participate representing a 51% response rate. Approximately 65% complained of sleep difficulties. All those who complained of sleep problems had multiple sleep difficulties. About 37% reported six month duration of complaints at time of assessment. There was a significant association between reports of sleep difficulties with homelessness (Pearson’s X2= 6.298, p< 0.012), cigarette smoking (Pearson’s X2=6.017, p<0.014) and day time sleep (Pearson’s X2=3.920, p<0.048). Sleep problems are common amongst patients attending our opioid replacement treatment programme. The present study suggests measures to ensure a holistic management of complaints.

Item Type:Article
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Substance disorder treatment unit
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance

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