Evaluation of the Effect of Sleep Habits of 0-2 Years Age Children on the Quality of Mother's Life

Aysel Topan, Tulay Kuzlu Ayyildiz, Muge Seval, Aylin Kurt, Ozlem Ozturk Sahin, Birsen Mutlu, Ayla Gundogdu


The aim of this study was to determine the sleep habits of 0-2 year old children, the methods used by mothers to put their children to sleep and the effects of sleep patterns on the quality of life of the mothers. The study was descriptive and cross-sectional and carried out at the family health centers in Zonguldak between February 2015 and May 2015. The sample of this research consists of 200 mothers of the children 0-2 years old. These volunteer mothers applied to the family health centers including in this research. The data was collected by a survey used to determine the sleep habits of children aged 0-2 year old and to determine the methods used by mothers for putting their children to sleep, and the short form (SF)-36 quality of life scale. It was found that 35% of the mothers in the study between 18-25 years of age and 25% of the children of the mothers were 2-6 months old, 7% of the children had night sleep as irregular, 33.5% of mothers shook their child by standing and 46% of the mothers stated that the sleep quality of the mothers negatively affected the quality of life. The mothers received the lowest score (25.33 ± 2.05) from the sub-dimension of quality of life, while the highest score was obtained from physical function (74.65 ± 23.6). It was found that the child's sleep patterns affected the quality of life of the mothers in many areas, and the types of the child sleeps especially affected the mother in her mental role.

Keywords: Mother, Child, Sleep habits, Quality of life

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-2-36

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702