Patienters sömnkvalitet inom slutenvården
: En kvalitativ litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Patients’ Sleep Quality at Hospital: A Qualitative Literature Study
  • Ahmed Albu-Jaafar
  • Elias Jalkling

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Sleep is one of the contributing factors to good perceived health. Because the brain and its functions rest and recover during sleep, the brain needs seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. Disturbing environments such as unwanted noise occur as a negative impact on sleep quality. The nurse is responsible for the nursing care, and plays an important role in promoting patients sleep quality. One of the sub-goals of the nursing care is optimal sleep and rest for the patients’. Aim: The aim was to investigate experiences of sleep quality in adult inpatient care. Method: A general literature review based on 11 qualitative articles. The search was performed on the databases Cinahl Complete and PubMed. The qualitative articles that were found were then reviewed with HKR's review template for qualitative articles. For the analysis Friberg's (2017) five-step model was used. Results: The identified main category was Factors that affect sleep quality and the three identified subcategories were The hospital environment - An unfavorable environment to sleep in, Physiological factors and Psychological factors. Discussion: The quality of this study was discussed using Shenton's (2004) concept of credibility. Three findings were also discussed: noise in the hospital environment, reduced sleep quality related to concern and anxiety and pain that affects sleep quality. The findings was discussed with Ekmans (et al., 2020) model for person-centred care, from an ethical perspectiv and societal perspective.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorEva Ahlgren (Supervisor) & Elisabet Rothenberg (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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