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Keywords : sleep quality

Effect of COVID 19 pandemic lockdown on sleep pattern of university students: A web based cross sectional study

Dr. Satyajit Bagudai, Dr. Ketaki Poorey, Dr. Neerja Shastri .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1266-1273

Objectives: In addition to the physical morbidity and mortality, COVID-19 Pandemic has created a mental burden on the population as a whole. In our present web based cross sectional study we tried to assess the prevalence of the sleep pattern and different psychological problem in young University students.
Material and Methods: Using a web based study we collected data from 100 University students who volunteered to participate. We analyzed the demographic data, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), depressive symptoms and sleep quality.
Results: The overall prevalence of GAD, depressive symptoms and sleep quality of the students were 100%, 79% and 79% respectively. Bivariate regression analysis showed female students to be more likely to have mild anxiety and moderately severe depression whereas younger age students were more likely to have mild anxiety. There was a reduction in physical activity in 58% of students.
Conclusion: In our study, we found the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a major psychological burden for the student population irrespective of gender and age. Formulation of a prior guideline, targeted at such group of population during a pandemic is necessary to avoid the development of such psychological problems as well as their fatal consequences.

Sleep Quality, Fatigue And Medication Adherence Among Breast Cancer Survivors At Chennai - A Descriptive Study.

Dr.Shankar Shanmugam Rajendran; Dr. Pradeep Kumar Naik; Mr.Kannan Kasinathan; Mr. Anbalagan Murudan; Mrs.Rizwana Ibrahim; Mrs.Nirmala Asaithambi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1424-1439

The cancer survival journey starts for the person at the time of diagnosis and lasts until the end of life, with adverse effects on normal activities. Breast cancer mortality is strongly associated with poor sleep. Fatigation and decreased appetite are the hallmarks of cachexia in terminally ill patients. Inadequate medication adherence may cause alterations in risk-benefit ratios. Aim: To assess the sleep quality , fatigue, and medication adherence among breast cancer survivors and to find their association with the selected demographic variables. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional analysis involving 60 samples of OPD medical oncology using a convenient sampling technique and the study duration was one week. Pittsburgh sleep quality index scale, Perform questionnaire, Medication adherence rating scale were used to assess the patients. RESULTS: The study concluded that 61.67% of the cancer survivors were disordered sleepers, 45.00% of the cancer survivors were having low fatigue score and 71.67% of the breast cancer survivors were having good medication adherence score. There was a strong positive equal correlation between the Sleep Quality Index score and the Fatigue score, which indicates that the quality of sleep raises the fatigue score. CONCLUSION: Clients suffering with breast cancer should be assessed for sleep quality, which directly helps to reduce the fatigue level. Evidence-based practice interventions like Exercises, cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, and aerobic exercises could help the patient to have adequate sleep.


Shivani P. Lanjewar; Shravani G. Deolia; Rutuj N. Waghmare; Surbhi R. Kankriya; Simran D. Badki; Shivani D. Jaiswal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1692-1702

INTRODUCTION- Doctor’s stress has an impact for health and doctor’s satisfactory level involved which ultimately has an effect on care quality for the patients. Stress induced sleep disturbance is prominent.
AIM-This study was designed with aim of assessing the influence of work characteristics on the association between doctor’s stress and sleep quality METHOD- This cross-sectional study was conducted on doctors of Tertiary Care Hospitals of Wardha city using questionnaire, containing 24 questions. The stress was evaluated using 10 items “Global perceived stress scale” and for sleep quality “Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index” of 
total 14 items was used. The variables were compared in unpaired t test and Pearson correlation test to know the level of significant of determinacy which was set at less than 0.05.
RESULTS –The Positive PSS Score for post-graduates was 14.03 ± 4.55 and staff was 15.69 ± 4.44, the Negative PSS score was 13.57 ± 5.15 and 11.37 ± 4.39, respectively which was statistically significant (p<0.05). Negative PSS scores of females were higher (13.92 ± 5.36) as compared to males (11.96 ± 4.54) but the difference was also statistically insignificant (p <0.05). The total PSS and Total PSQI scores were almost equals in post-graduates and staff, males and females, day and night shift duty doctors.
CONCLUSION- Certain characteristic of work shift among doctors can directly affects the stress and sleep quality and indirectly affect the patient care and treatment. The study indicates that work characteristic may influence sleep quality and stress among doctors. We need to improve work shift schedule in order to provide good health and well-being of doctor which will further improve the quality of patient care.