We compared the sleep quality between renal recipients and patients with other chronic conditions and healthy subjects. In this cross-sectional study, 2344 participants were assessed for sleep quality using PSQI questionnaire (higher score means poorer sleep quality). Participants included kidney transplantation recipients, patients with other chronic conditions including coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic hemodialysis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), systemic lupus erythmatosis (SLE) and healthy participants. The mean ±SD PSQI score was 6.9 ± 3.0 in kidney transplant, in comparison to 6.1 ± 2.8 for healthy controls, 7.6 ± 3.4 for CAD, 8.8 ± 3.4 for OA, 8.0 ± 4.2 for AS, 8.8 ± 3.6 for RA, 7.1 ± 3.1 for SLE, and 8.2 ± 3.6 in hemodialysis patients. The PSQI score significantly differed between these groups (p value=0.00) even after stratifying for age and sex (p value=0.00). In conclusion, in comparison to other chronic conditions, renal transplant recipients have a better sleep quality, close to the healthy population.
Volume : 6
Issue : 4
Pages : 103
Transplant Research Center, Massih Daneshvari, Hospital, Darabad-Niavaran, Tehran, Iran