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Effects of Sleep Quality on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Medical Students

(2016) Effects of Sleep Quality on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Medical Students. Health Scope.

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Abstract Background: Medical students are exposed to a significant level of pressure because of their academic demands. Thus, they are at increased risk for sleep disorders. Objectives: This study was conducted to examine the prevalence of sleep disturbance among medical students and investigate any relationship between sleep disorder and academic performance. Materials and Methods: This work is a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. Participants of this study consisted of first-, second-, and third-year medical students. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) was adopted to identify sleep disorder, and the grade point average of the students was recorded for academic performance. Results: A total of 177 respondents, with a response rate of 55%, were obtained. According to the PSQI score, 36.6% of participants were considered to have abnormal sleep habits, with a statistically significant increase in female students (P < 0.05). Abnormal PSQI scores were associated with lower academic achievement (P < 0.05). Marital status, habitat, smoking and physical activity were also associated with PSQI scores. Conclusions: A high prevalence of sleep disorder was found in this population, specifically among female students. Analysis of the relationship between sleep disorder and academic performance indicates a significant relationship of PSQI scores with marital status, habitat, smoking, physical activity, and academic performance. Keywords: Academic Performance, Medical Students, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Sleep Quality

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Academic Performance, Medical Students, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Sleep Quality
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Science > Department of language
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Depositing User: کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5552

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