Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 323-332

Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University

Authors: Hanan Elsayed, Amenah Tashkandi, Nourah Alsaiari, Gelan Alyami, Wejdan Abdat Ahmed, Aseel Alrefaei, Farah Alrefae.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sleep is an important part of human physiology. Sleep disorders are common in medical students which may affect their cognitive functions and academic performance. Methods: The study took place at Taibah University in 2019. A designed questionnaire was performed by the co-authors that measured sociodemographic status, medical or psychiatric diseases, and grade point average (GPA). The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to assess sleep quality. Statistical Package of Social Science version 26 was used for data analysis. Results: The sample size was 567 students. After excluding the students who refused to participate or did not respond, 401 students were included in the final analysis. 59.6% of the participants were females and 40.4% were males. 34% were in their third year, 29% in their fourth year, 23% in their fifth year and 14% in their sixth year. 96.5% were single. The majority were healthy: only 10% have medical diseases and 5.7% have psychiatric diseases. 41.1% had a GPA of 5 to 4.5, 40.1% between 4.5 and 4, 14.2% between 4 and 3.5, and 4.5% below 3.5. A significant relation was detected between sleep quality and academic performance. The poorer the student’s sleep quality, the lower their GPA. Conclusion: There is a significant relation between sleep quality and academic performance, and between sleep quality and having a poor night’s sleep before examinations. No significant relation was found between sleep quality and sociodemographic factors, medical or psychiatric diseases, caffeine consumption, exercise frequency or cell phone use before sleep.

Keywords:
Sleep quality, PSQI, medical students, academic performance.


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Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University


Authors
Hanan Elsayed
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Professor of psychiatry, Faculty of medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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Amenah Tashkandi
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Nourah Alsaiari
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Gelan Alyami
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Wejdan Abdat Ahmed
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Aseel Alrefaei
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Farah Alrefae
Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Amenah Tashkandi, Department of Medicine and Surgery, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.; AmenahTashkandi@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 13 Dec 2021
Accepted 23 Dec 2021
Published online 01 Jan 2022
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Elsayed H, Tashkandi A, Alsaiari N, Alyami G, Ahmed WA, Alrefaei A, Alrefae F. Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed H, Tashkandi A, Alsaiari N, Alyami G, Ahmed WA, Alrefaei A, Alrefae F. Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=51379 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed H, Tashkandi A, Alsaiari N, Alyami G, Ahmed WA, Alrefaei A, Alrefae F. Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed H, Tashkandi A, Alsaiari N, Alyami G, Ahmed WA, Alrefaei A, Alrefae F. Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed, H., Tashkandi, . A., Alsaiari, . N., Alyami, . G., Ahmed, . W. A., Alrefaei, . A. & Alrefae, . F. (2022) Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. IJMDC, 6 (2), 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed, Hanan, Amenah Tashkandi, Nourah Alsaiari, Gelan Alyami, Wejdan Abdat Ahmed, Aseel Alrefaei, and Farah Alrefae. 2022. Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed, Hanan, Amenah Tashkandi, Nourah Alsaiari, Gelan Alyami, Wejdan Abdat Ahmed, Aseel Alrefaei, and Farah Alrefae. "Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed, Hanan, Amenah Tashkandi, Nourah Alsaiari, Gelan Alyami, Wejdan Abdat Ahmed, Aseel Alrefaei, and Farah Alrefae. "Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 323-332. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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Elsayed, H., Tashkandi, . A., Alsaiari, . N., Alyami, . G., Ahmed, . W. A., Alrefaei, . A. & Alrefae, . F. (2022) Assessment of sleep quality of medical students at Taibah University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 323-332. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1639409977


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