Relationship between Quality of Sleep and Mental Health among Students Living in Dormitories

Mohammadi Farrokhran, Elham. and Mokhayeri, Yaser. and Tavakkol, Zeinab. and Mansouri, Asieh. (2012) Relationship between Quality of Sleep and Mental Health among Students Living in Dormitories. Knowledge & Health, 7 (3).

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Abstract: Introduction: This study was carried out to investigate the sleep quality and its relationship with mental health among students living in dormitories. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 277 students residing in dormitories of Tehran University of Medical Sciences were selected through stratified random sampling procedure. A demographic questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) were used for data collection. Chi-square, Spearman and logistic regression were used to analyze the data. Results: The prevalence of sleep disturbance was 73.3% (68.1-78.5) in this sample and the prevalence of poor mental health was 34.4% (28.7-39. 9). The findings showed a significant relationship between quality of sleep and mental health (P<0.001). Conclusion: Our study displayed a significant relationship between quality of sleep and mental health. So interventionist programs are suggested to improve the sleep quality of students ant to prevent mental health disorders among students living in dormitories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of sleep, Dormitory, Pittsburgh questionnaire, Mental health.
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2017 05:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 04:40
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6048

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