Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1986

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Marge Hegge

Abstract

The objectives of this study were:
1. To determine noise levels in selected upper Midwestern longterm care facilities at night during August and September.
2. To determine to what extent noise levels interfered with residents' nocturnal sleep.
3. To determine to what extent sleep interference affected residents' well-being.
4. To determine to what extent noise levels interfered with residents' well-being.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nursing home patients
Noise -- Physiological effect
Sleep deprivation

Number of Pages

87

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Included in

Nursing Commons

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