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The prevalence of sleep disorder and its causes and effects on students residing in Jahrom University of Medical Sciences dormitories, 2008

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Author(s): Rasool Eslami Akbar

Journal: Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-7993

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 12;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Sleep Disorders | Students | Causalities

ABSTRACT
Introduction:The students' academic life is one of the periods accompanied by entering a new social context, new educational assignments and change in the place of sleep, all causing sleep disorders and the related adverse outcomes. The present study was conducted aiming at investigating the prevalence of sleep disorders, its causes and related outcomes among the students living in Jahrom University of Medical Sciences dormitories in 2008.Material and Methods:In this cross-sectional study, the data were gathered from the students living in dormitories of Jahrom university of medical sciences (n=418), using a self-report questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were already determined. Census method was used for sampling. The data were analyzed in SPSS, version 14 using descriptive statistics and χ2.Results:The results showed that 88.9 % of the female student and 84.5 % of the male ones residing in Jahrom University of Medical Sciences dormitories suffered from sleep disorders. The most cause of sleep disorders in deferent majors was the existing poor physical condition in dormitories and the most outcomes of sleep disorders were feeling of fatigue and lack of good mood during the day (48.8).Conclusion:Based on the findings of this study, a survey of the causes of sleep disorders and devising strategies to decrease the adverse outcome of sleep disorders, which have a direct effect on the students' academic promotion and learning, are of great importance. This requires the authorities' attention followed by some effective measures.
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