A Comparison of the Quality of Sleep between Pre and Post-Surgery Cervical Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Patients Utilizing the Anterior Discectomy Method


  • Ridha Dharmajaya Neurosurgery Department, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Dina Keumala Sari Nutrition Department, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Ratna Akbari Ganie Clinical Pathology Department, Universitas Sumatera Utara




quality of sleep, cervical herniated nucleus pulposus, anterior discectomy


BACKGROUND: Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP) is the prolapse of the intervertebral disk through a tear in the annulus fibrosus. This causes nerve root compression with clinical pain manifestation and affects the quality of sleep.

AIM: The aim of this study was find out the comparison in the quality of sleep between before (pre) and after (post) surgery cervical HNP patients.

METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study. Ninety patients were asked to complete the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire. All data which has been computed were analysed with the McNemar test.

RESULT: The outcome reveals that from 90 patient`s cervical HNP, 81 (90%) were 40 years old age group and 66 (73.3%) of them were women. The result showed that 66 (73.3%) patients have a bad sleep quality before surgery. Surgery has increased the quality of sleep after surgery 66 (73.3%) patients had good sleep quality. There was a significant difference in the quality of sleep pre and post operation (p = 0.001).

CONCLUSION: There was a significant difference in the quality of sleep between pre and post operation cervical HNP patient utilising anterior discectomy methods.


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Ridha Dharmajaya, Neurosurgery Department, Universitas Sumatera Utara

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Dharmajaya R, Sari DK, Ganie RA. A Comparison of the Quality of Sleep between Pre and Post-Surgery Cervical Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Patients Utilizing the Anterior Discectomy Method. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 10 [cited 2021 Jul. 31];5(7):948-54. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.209



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