Turkish Neurosurgery
Comparison of Sleep Quality and Sleepiness in Patients Operated for Pituitary Adenoma and in Healthy Individuals
Nail Caglar Temiz1, Yunus Kacar1, Royal Mehdiyev1, Mehmet Can Ezgu1, Omer Karakoc2
1Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery, Ankara,
2Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.19510-16.0

Aim:To investigate whether sleep quality and sleepiness of patients who undergo surgery for pituitary adenomas differ from healthy individuals.Material and Methods:Forty-four patients who were operated for pituitary adenomas and 44 healthy individuals, 88 people in total, were evaluated by a questionnaire. All questionnaires and scales were made by the same researcher without the name of the participant in order to maintain consistency. Statistical analyzes were done with SPSS for Windows 23.00 package program.Results:Of the 88 participants, 44 (50%) were patients who were operated because of pituitary adenomas, while 44 (50%) were control subjects. 38 (43.2%) of the participants were male, 50 (56.8%) were female. The average age of the participants was 37 ± 12.24 years. The age group with the best sleep quality in the patient group was between 7 and 41-50 years. In the control group, 23 patients (52.3%) had a sleep quality index above 5 and 21 patients (47.7%) had a value below 5. In the control group 8 patients (21.2%) between 21-30 years of age were found to have poor sleep quality by age.Conclusion:Sleepiness and sleep quality are physiological, social and psychological effects on individuals. There is no statistically significant difference in sleep quality and sleepiness scales between patients with operated pituitary adenomas and healthy individuals. However, it is recommended that polysomnography should be assessed in order to examine these patients in more detail.

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