3016: The Effect of Weighted Quilts on Sleep in Patients with Depression, Anxiety or Bi-polar Disorder. A Pilot Study.
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3016:  The Effect of Weighted Quilts on Sleep in Patients with Depression, Anxiety or Bi-polar Disorder.  A Pilot Study.
Deep touch pressure of the weighted quilt may provide a non-pharmacological intervention to promote sleep. A within-person control design was used to examine 13 subjects whose primary diagnosis was depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder, and the effect of a weighted quilt on objective (ActiWatch®) and subjective (questionnaire) measures of sleep. Summary results of the study will be shared.

 

Speakers: Jolene Laurence, RN-C, MS; Marjie Gruenberg, RN, BSN, MS

Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Examine the effects of weighted quilts on sleep-related measures.
2. Describe the characteristics of those for whom weighted quilts improved sleep.
3. Assess the feasibility of using (and conducting research on) weighted quilts in an inpatient, behavioral health unit of a tertiary care hospital.

 

Key words:  weighted quilt, sleep, nursing intervention, behavioral health in-patients

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, October 21, 2011: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Inpatient Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.