Improvements in sleep problems among the chronic disease self-management program participants

Sang Nam Ahn, Luohua Jiang, Matthew Lee Smith, Marcia G. Ory

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Abstract

Sleep is increasingly important in public health because sleep problems are associated with multiple negative health and quality-of-life outcomes, especially among those with chronic conditions. While evidence-based self-management programs have been widely studied, little is known about their specific impacts on sleep. Using data from the National Study of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (n = 1168), improvements in sleep problems were observed for all subgroups except men. More sleep problem reductions were observed among younger participants compared with their older counterparts. This study confirmed the value of self-management programs for ameliorating sleep problems across diverse participant groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • chronic disease self-management program
  • sleep problems
  • younger adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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