Dr. Sleep Quality Patterns, Determinants, and Academic Performance Impact among Medical Students in a Private Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

Authors

  • Seema Hasmain FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Soha Saif FMH college of Medicine and Dentistry, Shadman, Lahore
  • Ahsan Asif FMH college of Medicine and Dentistry, Shadman, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v13i3.1082

Keywords:

Sleep quality, Medical students, Academic performance

Abstract

Background: The study aimed to discern the sleep quality pattern, its determinants, and its impact on the academic performance of medical students in a private medical college in Lahore.

Methods: Conducted from June to December 2021, this descriptive cross-sectional study obtained ethical approval from the Institutional Review Board. Data were collected through a pretested self-administered questionnaire with sociodemographic and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) sections. SPSS version 20 facilitated data entry and analysis. The Chi-square test (p≤0.05) examined sociodemographic correlations, and a revised Chi-square assessed the relationship between PSQI score and GPA. Pearson Chi-square test explored associations between sleep patterns and influencing factors.

Results: Among 473 medical students, 78.2% exhibited poor sleep quality. Age, gender, and family type showed no significant relationship with sleep quality. However, a notable association emerged between sleep duration and students' study year (p=0.017). The use of sleep medication and daytime dysfunction displayed significant associations with the study year (p<0.000 and p=0.002, respectively). Only final-year undergraduates demonstrated a statistically significant connection between sleep quality and academic performance (p=0.05).

Conclusion: A substantial proportion of medical students experienced poor sleep quality. While sleep quality did not significantly impact the academic performance of most students, a noteworthy association was observed among final-year students.

Author Biographies

  • Soha Saif, FMH college of Medicine and Dentistry, Shadman, Lahore

    Final year medical student in FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Ahsan Asif, FMH college of Medicine and Dentistry, Shadman, Lahore

    Final medical student in FMH college  of Medicine and Dentistry

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Published

29-09-2023

How to Cite

Dr. Sleep Quality Patterns, Determinants, and Academic Performance Impact among Medical Students in a Private Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. (2023). Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 13(3), 123-127. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v13i3.1082