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Sleep Quality, Stress, Caregiver Burden, and Quality Of Life in Maternal Caregivers of Young Children With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
Feeley, CA., Turner-Henson, A., Christian, BJ., Avis, KT., Heaton, K., Lozano, D., & Su, X

Abstract
Little is known about the influence ofsleepquality,stress, andcaregiverburdenonqualityoflifeinmaternalcaregiversofyoungchildrenwithbronchopulmonarydysplasia(BPD). In 61maternalcaregivers(mean age 29.59years) ofyoungchildrenwith BPD (mean age 13.93months),caregiversreported sleeping a mean of 5.8hours, and significant correlations were found betweensleepqualityand depressive symptoms andstress, as well as an inverse correlation withqualityoflife.Sleepqualitywas found to be the most significant predictor ofqualityoflifeinmaternalcaregivers.

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