Turkish Neurosurgery 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 1
Actigraphic Analysis of Patients with Cervical Disc Herniation
Ali SAMANCIOGLU,Erhan AKINCI,Arif OSUN,Ozan GANIUSMEN, Umit OZKAN,Cuneyt TEMIZ
1Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, İzmir, Turkey
2Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital, Psychiatry Clinic, İzmir, Turkey
3Dumlupınar University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Kütahya, Turkey
4Şifa University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, İzmir, Turkey
5Celal Bayar University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Manisa, Turkey Actigraphic Analysis of Patients with Cervical Disc Herniation
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.14202-15.0 AIM: To analyze the relationship between the severity of pain and sleep disorder using wrist actigraphy in patients with cervical disc herniation (CDH).

MATERIAL and METHODS: Fifty patients with the diagnosis of CDH underwent subjective tests and actigraphic analysis in preoperative period, and at the end of postoperative first week and postoperative first month. The data of the subjective tests and actigraphic analysis were compared.

RESULTS: There was a strong and statistically significant negative correlation between the subjective tests of Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for Pain 0-1-2 and the objective parameters of Sleep Onset Latency (SOL) 0-1-2 (rs= -0.798, p=0.009 ? rs= - 0.832, p=0.006 ? rs=- 0.710, p=0.004). There was a positive correlation between the subjective tests of VAS for Pain 0-1-2 and the objective parameters of Sleep Efficiency (SEF) 0-1-2 (rs=0.721, p=0.006 ? rs= 0.768, p=0.001 ? rs= 0.748, p=0.001).

CONCLUSION: Actigraphy may be used for the evaluation of cervical disc surgery, as an alternative and objective test for sleep disorders. Keywords : Actigraphy, Sleep disturbance, Cervical disc herniation