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Print A significant association was established between age and pain interference, PTSD, and anxiety scores in this cohort.
Greater severity of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD symptoms may be associated with higher levels of pain intensity and pain interference in pediatric patients with chronic pain, and this relationship may be partly mediated by sleep quality, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain.
The study included 97 patients age 10 to 17 with a chronic pain diagnosis. Pain intensity over the past 7 days was assessed using an point numeric rating scale and pain location recorded. Participants who had been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or both also had higher rates of PTSD compared with youth with no psychiatric disorder mean score, After controlling for anxiety symptoms, sleep was found to be a partial mediator of the association between PTSD and pain intensity point estimate, 0.
In addition, sleep quality was found to be a partial mediator between PTSD and pain interference in this patient population point estimate, 0.
The data in this study were obtained via self-report and many of the subjective measures could have led to data errors. For future trials, the investigators suggest using diagnostic clinical interviews and objective sleep measures such as actigraphy and polysomnography for assessing sleep quality.Stress causes insomnia by making it difficult to fall asleep and to stay asleep, and by affecting the quality of your sleep.
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Running head: QUALITY OF SLEEP AND STRESS 1 The Relationship Between Quality of Sleep and Stress In College Students Sherry Cheatham Baylor University Group 22 QUALITY OF SLEEP AND STRESS 2 Abstract Individuals with poor quality of sleep report higher levels of perceived stress.
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