What is Rest?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Patients with various conditions may have to lie down and rest for a short time every couple of hours to get through the day. Resting can serve to improve mood and function by providing a period of physical and mental relaxation and recovery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 291 63
Fibromyalgia 128 26
Pain 100 25
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 41 9
Ankle sprain 17 5
General health 17 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
6
Mild
15
None
67

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rest

Side effect Patients
Difficulty completing activities 6
Fatigue 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 4
Interferes with socializing, ADL's, all aspects of daily life. 2
Blurry vision 1
Do not need wheelchair anymore at this time. 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rest

Dosage Patients
2 hr daily 6
30minutes as needed 6
3 hr daily 5
60 min daily 5
1other as needed 5
15minutes as needed 3
1hours as needed 3
1 hr daily 2
4 hr daily 2
5 hr daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Rest

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Other 6
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped using Rest

Duration

Currently using Rest

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 25

Stopped using Rest

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 38
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 30
Not specified 59
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14 patient evaluations for Rest

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are fatigued REST, you will pay for it if you don't. Planning activities, and their attendant rest periods is vital.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 30, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2009 (Started Feb 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 240 min All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I don't opt for the nap - it just happens. awake/asleep all day and night. I haven't slept an entire night for years. what I would give for that.
Side effects: unrefreshing or poor sleep

  • 0 helpful marks
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