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Evaluation of Insomnia in Medical Students of Kurdistan University
M Araste Dr
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  ABSTRACT

  Background and Aim: Sleep disorders can threaten human health and disturb social activities, leading to psycho-social problems. Some specific groups seem to be more affected by insomnia, among these groups medical students have received special attention.

  Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Sample size included 244 people who entered into this study by use of randomized systematic sampling method. A researcher-made screening questionnaire which had been designed on the basis of DSM-IV was used for data registration. The subjects filled out the questionnaires after informed consent. Statistical analysis was performed by means of descriptive tables and X² test using SPSS software.

  Results: 37.3% of students were male and 62.7% were female. Mean age of samples was 22.01±2.6 years. There was no significant difference between age and sex and presence of insomnia in the students. In addition 57.4% of the students had insomnia that 66.7% of them resided in dormitory and 36.8% in their own houses which showed a significant difference (p≤0.005). The most common type of insomnia was longer sleep latency detected in 76.4% of the subjects. The most frequent predisposing factor of insomnia was anxiety observed in 35% of the students. There was a significant relation between insomnia and educational field (p≤0.005). There was also a significant relation between insomnia and residence time in dormitory (p≤0.005) but no significant relation between insomnia and number of roommates was detected.

Conclusion: considering high prevalence rate of insomnia in medical students in this study detection of factors influencing mental and physical status of students, specially those residing in dormitory, is necessary in order to provide proper condition for medical students to achieve educational progress.
Keywords: Keywords: Insomnia, Students, Kurdistan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/04/9
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Volume 12, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2007) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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