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Sleep qualityamong students of the faculty of medicinein Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
M.S. Mahfouz, H. Ageely, S.M. Al-Saruri, L.A. Aref, N.H. Hejje, S.A. Al-attas, A.M. Abdulhaq, M.A. Arishy, A.A. Al-Omar, S.A. MaqbolShow More
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Volume: 16
Issue: 4
Pages: 508 - 513
Recently the quality of sleep among various segments of populations has become a focus of continuous research and investigations, medical students as specialized group among students are generally suffering from poor quality of sleep. The objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with poor sleep quality among medical students at Jazanuniversity.Across sectional survey conducted amongstudents of faculty of medicine, JazanUniversity. The study targeted random sample of 400students. Self-administeredquestionnaire was used for data collection. Sleep perception was measured using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) for assessing sleep quality. SPSS software program was utilized for data analysis. The study revealed that 35.6% of students reported good sleep quality while the students with poor sleep quality were 64.4% with confidence interval (59 - 69%). The mean of number of hours slept each night by males were 5.15 compared with 4.77 for females (P-value=0.040). Regarding the subjective sleep quality the majority of the students 75.2% reported good sleep quality, while those with of poor sleep quality were only 24.8% of them. Income and gender were the main factors associated significantly with sleep quality (P. Value = 0.015 and 0.020 respectively). The result of our study suggested a high prevalence of a poor sleep quality among medical students ofJazanUniversityaccordingtoPSQI. Subjective sleep quality on the other hand showed that students think that they had a good sleep quality. This result calls for more research about sleep quality among medical students. Regulating the activities and behaviors to allow enough time to sleep can improve the quality of sleep among university students. © IDOSI Publications, 2013.
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JournalMiddle East Journal of Scientific Research