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Managing Sleep in Chronic Conditions

Managing Sleep in Chronic Conditions

  • 27 Mar, 2019
  • 7.00 pm
  • 8.00 pm
Our Lady's Hospice
Harold's Cross

Presenter Name

Seán McKenna

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Cost to Attend

Non ISCP Members €25 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this talk, participants will be able:-

  • To explain the physiology and characteristics of sleep
  • To recognise both positive and negative factors that may influence sleep
  • To evaluate the evidence in the management of poor sleep, in particular physical activity and exercise, in people with chronic conditions
  • To engage patients in the importance of managing poor sleep

Event Description

Sleep is an essential aspect in maintaining the body’s circadian rhythm and maintaining health-related quality of life (HQoL) therefore, sleep disturbances can have a detrimental impact on same. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) has identified sleep as one of the key outcomes important to people with inflammatory arthritis. Patients with various immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and chronic musculoskeletal conditions have reported disturbed sleep and reduced sleep duration, further adding to their disease burden. Exercise has been identified as an important part of the nonpharmacological management of poor sleep quality and in improving sleep duration and this presentation will consider the evidence regarding the effect physical activity and exercise have on sleep. A key message from the talk will be the presentation of evidence in the management of poor sleep quality in people with chronic conditions.

Presenter Profile

Seán graduated from the University of Limerick in 2014 with a 1st class honours BSc Physiotherapy. He commenced his PhD studies in October 2014 and is an Irish Research Council (IRC) postgraduate scholar. He has presented his research at European and international conferences and was an invited speaker to the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual conference in June 2018.

Cost to Attend

CPRheumatology members:         Free

ISCP members:                           €15

Non ISCP members:                   €25 

A limited number of student member places are available - €5

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