Table 3

Published Studies

re Patients Post-SARS (re Sleep)


Followup Time



Acute illness (Retrospective)

no discussion sleep [2]

21 day

no discussion of sleep [1]

3 weeks post discharge

Appears to be 100% prevalence insomnia (two cases were severe) [4]

One year

complaints of sleep disturbance averaging 47% prevalence [26]


"peak of outbreak"

Sleep problems noted, no incidence given [50]

6 months

No discussion sleep [51]

Summary 2005

No discussion sleep [52]

Summary 2006

No discussion sleep [53]

re Health Care Workers Not Ill With SARS (re Sleep)


4 weeks

No prevalence given, but "sleep may be the first casualty"[54]

~ 5 months

"Stigma, fear, frustration" but no discussion sleep [55]

26 months

Negative psychological effects but no discussion sleep [56]


5 weeks

No discussion sleep [57]

April, May 2003

No discussion sleep [58]

3 months

Sleep "poor", improved by prevention program [37]

30 months

"Mental health catastrophe" but no discussion sleep [59]

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