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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

A study to assess the relationship among sleep, physical health, psychological health, and quality of life among undergraduate students


1 House Surgeon, Department of Psychiatry, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
2 Professor of Psychiatry and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
3 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
4 Professor of Community Medicine and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Molangur Umashankar
Department of Psychiatry, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Musheerabad, Secunderabad - 500 003, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AMH.AMH_13_18

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Context: The sleep is an important biological function, and the students are especially vulnerable to sleep-related problems which may have an impact on their health and well-being. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the quality of sleep (QoS) and to study the relationship among QoS, physical health, psychological health, and quality of life (QoL) in undergraduate (UG) students. Settings and Design: In a cross-sectional study, 625 UG students filled out a semi-structured questionnaire. Subjects and Methods: The participants were administered the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, WHO-5 Well-Being Index (WHO-5), and Rotterdam Symptom Checklist. Statistical Analysis Used: The data were compared using percentages and proportions. Results: A higher number of participants were with poor QoS in the categories of poor physical health (P = 0.003) and poor QoL (P = 0.001). The psychological distress in the group with poor QoS was found to be greater than the psychological distress in the group with good QoS (P = 0.001). Conclusions: In UG students, QoS was found to be positively associated with physical health, psychological health, and QoL. There is a need for longitudinal studies in this field to establish the causality.


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