Sleep problems among clinically depressed adults in China

Zuo, Sai, McCabe, Marita P., Mellor, David and Xu, Yifeng 2015, Sleep problems among clinically depressed adults in China, Journal of mental health, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 43-47, doi: 10.3109/09638237.2014.976856.

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Title Sleep problems among clinically depressed adults in China
Author(s) Zuo, Sai
McCabe, Marita P.
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Xu, Yifeng
Journal name Journal of mental health
Volume number 24
Issue number 1
Start page 43
End page 47
Total pages 5
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-02
ISSN 1360-0567
Keyword(s) Chinese
sleep disturbance
Social Sciences
Psychology, Clinical
Summary BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore which variables predict poor sleep among clinically depressed Chinese adults.

METHODS: In total, 100 participants were recruited from Shanghai Mental Health Centre. The dependent variables were number of hours spent sleeping as well as the quality of sleep and number of times the participants woke during the night. The independent variables were gender, age, length of depression and severity of depression. The use of antipsychotic medication was controlled for in all analyses.

RESULTS: The results demonstrated that depression severity was the most important predictor of sleep quality and night waking. Gender and age were also found to be predictors of sleep problems.

CONCLUSIONS: The findings demonstrated that depressed Chinese patients experienced similar relationships between sleep disturbance and depression to Westerners. Future studies should include other measures of sleep quality as well as variables consistently found to be associated with both depression and sleep difficulty, such as the use of addictive substances and psychosocial factors.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/09638237.2014.976856
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1701 Psychology
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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