Partial Validation of the Sleep Health Construct in the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Questionnaire
AbstractSleep health is postulated as a multi-dimensional construct comprised of sleepiness/alertness, timing, duration, efficiency, and satisfaction. New questionnaires for its measurement have been proposed. We performed secondary data analyses and analyzed responses on a widely used, well-established sleep questionnaire to determine whether the construct might be detectable with an existing questionnaire. Healthy men (n = 7604) aged 55–75 completed the six-item Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Questionnaire (MOSSQ) at baseline in a large, randomized clinical trial [the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) trial). Two components clearly emerged from a Principal Components Analysis, suggesti ng that both sleep disturbance and sleep satisfaction are differentiated by the MOSSQ. Selected elements ofsleep health are accessible with relatively few questionnaire items. Widespread previous usage of the MOSSQ in both descriptive and interventional research suggests that many previously collected databases could address at least two components of this construct.
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and it is on the rise. The symptoms are mainly associated with the bladder and there are a number of signs related to your sleeping pattern that may signal the disease.
PROSTATE cancer is the most common type of cancer in men in the UK, and because there ’s currently no cure, it’s important to be aware of the risks for developing the disease. According to studies, how you sleep can increase your risk of prostate cancer.
Abstract Fatigue is often one of the most commonly reported symptoms in prostate cancer survivors, but it is also one of the least understood cancer-related symptoms. Fatigue is associated with psychological distress, disruptions in sleep quality, and impairments in health-related quality of life. Moreover, inflammatory processes and changes related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and/or autonomic nervous system may also play a role in cancer-related fatigue. Thus, effective treatments for fatigue in prostate cancer survivors represent a current unmet need. Prior research has shown that Tai Chi Qi...
CONCLUSIONS: For studies and assessments requiring face-to-face contact, telehealth is clearly a feasible option for improving research representativeness and access for individuals residing in rural areas. Future research should make use of telehealth services, to give a voice to rural individuals who are too often left out. PMID: 31412701 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractPurposeThis study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sleeping problems in prostate cancer survivors and to explore the role of predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors in this process.MethodsUsing a cross-sectional design, 3348 prostate cancer survivors between 2 and 18 years post diagnosis reported experiences of insomnia using the QLQC30, along with their sociodemographic characteristics, health status and treatment(s) received. The EQ5D-5L and QLQPR25 assessed survivors’ overall and prostate cancer–specific health-related quality of life. A hierarchical mu ltiple regressio...
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with age, ethnicity and obesity all being risk factors. But a new study has suggested a certain sleep habit can almost double your risk of the condition developing.
Conclusion: These findings indicate that TBI differentially affects the levels of sex-steroid hormones in men and women patients. Plasma levels of testosterone could be a good candidate blood marker to predict recovery from unconsciousness after sTBI for male patients. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide and is increasing in incidence (1). Patients with acute severe TBI (sTBI) often develop severe disorders of consciousness, i.e., coma, minimally conscious state or vegetative state. Although many patients may regain consciousness during the 1-month post-TBI p...
ConclusionThese results suggest that bright light exposure before sleep, often encounter in modern daily life, has a considerable influence on the human body. The chronic effects of light exposure before bed time such as the carcinogenic effects caused by circadian disruption and oxidative stress need further investigation.
ConclusionsWe observed that long sleep duration increases cancer-specific mortality for all-cancers and lung cancers, while all-cause mortality is increased for breast cancer survivors. Limitations were found within the existing literature that need to be addressed in future studies in order to improve the understanding regarding the exact magnitude of the effect between sleep duration and site-specific mortality.
Disrupted sleep rhythms may lead to cancer development. We conducted a population-based cohort study to evaluate the incidence and risk of prostate cancer in patients with sleep disorders (SDs).