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  1. Correlates of Daytime Sleepiness in 4578 elderly persons : The Cardiovascular Health study.

    Article - En anglais


    To describe the prevalence of self-reported daytime sleepiness in older men and women and to describe their relationships with demographic factors, nocturnal complaints, health status, and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).


    Cross-sectional survey and clinical exam.


    Participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study, 4578 adults aged 65 and older, recruited from a random sample of non-institutionalized Medicare enrollees in four U.S. communities.


    Daytime sleepiness measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), magnetic resonance imaging of the brain (MRI), cognitive function tests, and standardized questionnaires for cardiopulmonary symptoms and diseases, depressive symptoms, social support, activities of daily living, physical activity, and current medications.


    Approximately 20% of the participants reported that they were « usually sleepy in the daytime. » Although elderly black men were less likely to report frequent awakenings than those in the other three race and gender groups, they had significantly higher mean ESS scores. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Somnolence, Vieillard, Homme, Autoévaluation, Etat sanitaire, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Vigilance

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somnolence, Elderly, Human, Self evaluation, Health status, Sex, United States, North America, America, Vigilance

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0116455

    Code Inist : 002B17I. Création : 22/06/1998.