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Association between Sleep quality and Depression among Medical students
Fahad Tanveer, Sana Shahid, Muhammad Mansoor Hafeez
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Volume 12 - Issue 2     April- June 2020
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This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted with an objective to determine the association between sleep quality and depression among university medical students from 1st December 2016 to 30th May 2017. A data of 234 students was collected from both genders between 19-30 years while students who had the habit of late night awakening, antidepressants were excluded from the study. Sleep quality was measured by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scale and depression was measured by Beck Depression Inventory scale. The results shows that a mean age were 21.36 year (age ranges 18 – 26 years) and majority (76.9%) were male. Among them 47% had poor sleep quality having normal level of depression, 40% mild level, 25% borderline level of depression, 37% moderate level and 21% severe level of depression and 19% students with normal sleep quality and depression. There were 11% students with normal sleep quality but had moderate level of depression. These results shows poor sleep quality in medical students but no significant (p=0.429) association with depression.

Keywords: Medical students, University, Sleep quality, Association, Depression, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Beck Depression Inventory

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Tanveer F, Shahid S, Hafeez MM. Association between sleep quality and depression among medical students.Isra Med J. 2020; 12(2): 103-105.

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