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National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2022 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Page No: 213-218

Sleep Quality among Healthcare Professionals in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Author: Abinaya Ravi1, Sivapriya KRS2, Neethu George3, Rock Britto4, Anirudh Parthiban5, Nagarajan Anukruthi6

Affiliation:

1Tutor, Department of Community Medicine, Panimalar medical college hospital & Research Institute, Chennai

2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Panimalar medical college hospital & Research Institute, Chennai

3Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur

4Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur

5Intern, Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur

6Intern, Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur

Abstract:

Introduction: A person spends one third life in sleep, so the quality and quantity of sleep is of utmost im-portance. Health Care Professionals (HCPs) are more prone to inconsistency in sleep both in quality and quantity, which leads to deflection from health and well-being of themselves and care of others. This study aims to assess the various factors influencing sleep quality and daytime sleepiness among medical and nursing healthcare professionals. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire to collect socio-demographic and work-related information, co-morbidity and quality of Sleep using ESS (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) and PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) scale. Results: Among the 150 HCPs, 64.7% were medical and 35.3% were nursing professionals. 53.6% of medical and 66% of nursing professionals reported poor sleep quality. Increased coffee consumption influences sleep quality and it was found to be statistically significant. Nursing professionals had more excessive day-time sleepiness (58.5%) with significant p-value (p=0.01). Conclusion: According to our study results, sleep quality was poor among nursing professionals which highlights the need for measures to improve their quality of sleep.

Keywords: ESS, PSQI, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Sleep deprivation

DOI: 10.55489/njcm.1342022434


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