Role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults

This dataset includes demographic and sleep data collected as part of the the author's DPsych study on the role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults.

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    Data record related to this publication Role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults
    Data Publication title Role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults
  • Description

    This dataset includes demographic and sleep data collected as part of the the author's DPsych study on the role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults.

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    • Descriptor

      The participants for the study comprised of community dwelling older adults aged 60 and above living in Townsville, Queensland. Recruitment of the participants occurred between 1 July 2015 and 20 December 2015. Participants were recruited through a snowball method mainly through organizations including the JCU medical school volunteers group and the Townsville Region Committee on the Ageing Inc. (TRCOTA). Recruitment flyers were used to advertise a study of normal sleep patterns and encouraged all types of older adults to participate. 100 participants (53 female and 47 male) participated in the study.

      Demographic data collected included gender, age, years of education, BMI (Body Mass Index), employment status, caffeine, smoking and substance abuse data and data presence of pain, nocturia, diabetes, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), non-skin cancer, osteoarthritis, CVD (Cardiovascular Disease), hypertension and sleeping disorders.

      Participants were assessed against the following scales: GDS (Geriatric Depression Scale); IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living); GAI ( Geriatric Anxiety Inventory); PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory); ACE scores (Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III); ESS (daytime sleepiness) (Epworth Sleepiness Scale). Participants recorded subjective overnight sleep duration and time awake and nap frequency and duration over a 7 day period. Duration units are in minutes. Alcohol consumption and use of estrogen or benzodiazepines were also recorded. Objective data were collected using Fitbit activity trackers and the following calculated: Sleep efficiency (ratio of total sleep time to total time in bed X 100%); Lg10tACE (transformation of ACE scores); Sqsleepdurationsubj (TSTs 2 + TSTs - square of subjective sleep duration plus sleep duration); Sqsleepdurationobj (TSTo 2 + TSTo (square of objective sleep duration plus sleep duration)

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      This dataset consists of a data file in SPSS (.sav) and comma separated values formats (.csv)

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  • Keywords
    • sleep
    • nap
    • cognition
    • older adults
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    Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 170106 - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
    • 170102 - Developmental Psychology and Ageing
    SEO Codes
    • 920112 - Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
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  • Start Date 2015/06/01
  • End Date 2015/12/01
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  • Locations
    • Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location Secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    The Data Manager is: Wendy Li
    College or Centre College of Healthcare Sciences
    Access conditions Conditional: Contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au to request access to this data.
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  • Data record size 119 KB
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    The data will be licensed under CC BY-NC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
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  • Statement of rights in data Once access to the data has been obtained via negotiation with the data manager, use of the dataset is governed by the CC-BY-NC AU licence.
  • Data owners
      Kenny Cheong
    Citation Cheong, Wei Qiang, Kenny (2016): Role of sleep and napping in cognition among older adults. James Cook University.