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Sleep disturbance and its associations with severity of dependence, depression and quality of life among heroin-dependent patients: a cross-sectional descriptive study.

Authors
  • Chen, Vincent Chin-Hung1, 2
  • Ting, Hua3, 4
  • Wu, Meng-Huan5, 6
  • Lin, Tsang-Yaw7
  • Gossop, Michael8
  • 1 Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 613, Chiayi County, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Chang Gung University, 333, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chung-Shan Medical University Hospital, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 4 Institude of Medicine, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 5 Institude of Medicine, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. [email protected] , (Taiwan)
  • 6 Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, 542, No.161, Yu-Pin Rd, Caotun Township, Nan-Tou, Taiwan, Republic of China. [email protected] , (China)
  • 7 Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, 542, No.161, Yu-Pin Rd, Caotun Township, Nan-Tou, Taiwan, Republic of China. , (China)
  • 8 King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, SE5 8AF, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Mar 20, 2017
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
16–16
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13011-017-0101-x
PMID: 28320448
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Heroin-dependent patients had a high 1-month prevalence of sleep disturbance, and this was associated with greater severity of dependence, greater severity of depression, and poorer physical health-related quality of life. Early assessments and interventions for sleep disturbance among patients with heroin dependence are recommended.

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