Sleep Disturbances in the Hospital
Drs. Barbara Vincensi and Brian Yurk
This study was conducted by Professor Vincensi and surrounded the production of the Vital Sleep Band. We investigated the factors contributing to sleep loss in a hospital setting, taking input from both patients and the nursing staff. We used the data collected from a series of surveys given to both nurses and patients to perform a two proportion test for alarms and vital sign sleep interruptions. Our tests gave p-values less than .05, so we can conclude that there is a significant difference between the views of patients and nurses on sleep interruptions.
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