Better sleep quality in chronic haemodialyzed patients is associated with morning-shift dialysis: A cross-sectional observational study

Mei Yeh Wang, Shu Fen Chan, Lu-I Chang, Tso Hsiao Chen, Pei Shan Tsai

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Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the association between dialysis shift and subjective sleep quality in chronic haemodialyzed patients. Design: A cross-sectional observational study. Participants and methods: A total of 206 haemodialyzed patients aged from 22 to 71 participated in this study. Participants were grouped into the morning-shift and other-shifts groups. Subjective sleep quality was measured using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). All participants also completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). Results: Dialysis shift significantly predicted the PSQI score with patients receiving morning-shift haemodialysis having better sleep quality ( β= 0.15, p= 0.01). Other independent predictors of the PSQI score included depression ( β= 0.42, p <0.001), anxiety ( β= 0.38, p <0.001), and tea drinking ( β= 0.20, p0.001). Together these factors explained 48.2% of the variance in the PSQI score. Conclusion: Morning dialysis shift was significantly associated with better subjective sleep quality in chronic haemodialyzed patients after adjusting for other confounders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1473
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Dialysis shift
  • Haemodialysis
  • Sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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