2020 SACAD Entrants

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Empirical- Undergraduate


Objective: To identify the correlation between sleep deprivation and patient pain, mood, and satisfaction of stay. Design: Quasi-experimental, Descriptive Setting: Hays Medical Center Acute Care Unit Participants: Acute Care patients of Western Rural Kansas Methods: During their hospital treatment, patients will be subcategorized into two groups. One group will have nighttime disturbances limited to three events per night. The other group will have no changes to their nighttime treatment. Patients will then receive surveys to collect data on pain level, mood, and satisfaction of hospital stay. They will receive these surveys on day one, day three, and the day of discharge. Results/Conclusion: Pending results and data collection.