Sleep Disturbances in the Hospital

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Drs. Barbara Vincensi and Brian Yurk

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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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