A Prospective Study on Effect of Stress on Sleep Quality in Young Medical Students in a Tertiary Hospital
Objective: The objectives of this study was to evaluate the sleep disruption risk enhancement among the young Medical students due to increasing the demand of clinical and academic duties and Studying the relation between sleep quality and psychological stress which can be useful in implementing an organized mental health program in medical colleges. The main aim is to study the prevalence and the effect of stress on sleep quality in young medical students.
Methods: This Prospective cross sectional study was conducted on Medical students of Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre to recognize the effect of stress on sleep quality among 75 medical students. The instruments used for data collection were a self-report Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ).
Results: Results of present study showed that 59% of subjects were poor sleepers. Furthermore, there was a significant correlation between general health status and sleep quality of students (r = 0.5118, p = 0.0001). Conclusions: A considerable proportion of medical students are affected by poor sleep quality. Sleep disruption acts as a barrier for students’ performance in examinations. So, it is important to implement health promotion and educational programs for them.
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