|Title||Perceived sleep quality, coping behavior, and associations with major depression among older adults|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Bergmans, RS, Zivin, K, Mezuk, B|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
In older adults, we determined (1) the association of perceived sleep quality with stress-coping behaviors (drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, medication/drug use, overeating, prayer, exercise, social support, and treatment from a health professional) and (2) whether coping behavior mediated the relationship of perceived sleep quality with depression. Data came from the US Health and Retirement Study 2008?2010 (n?=?1174). Using logistic regression, poor perceived sleep quality was associated with medication/drug use (odds ratio?=?2.9; 95% confidence interval?=?1.4?6.0) and overeating (odds ratio?=?1.6; 95% confidence interval?=?1.1?2.5). However, using structural equation modeling, coping behavior did not mediate the relationship of perceived sleep quality with depression symptomology (p?=?0.14).
|Short Title||J Health Psychol|