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Dehdari T, Taatti R, Chaboksavar F. The relationship between sleep quality and psychological condition in college students . rsj. 2016; 2 (1) :1-9
URL: http://rsj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-35-en.html
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Introduction and objective: Sleep quality is influence by psychological, social and physiological factors. The current study was done to determine the relationship between college students, sleep quality and their psychological condition.

Materials and methods In this descriptive-analytic study, 200 male college students reside in dormitories of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were selected by simple sampling method. Data was collected by demographic information; DASS-21 (for assessing stress, anxiety and depression) and Pittsburgh sleep quality questionnaires. Pearson correlations and one-way ANOVA test were used to analyze the data.

Results: Findings showed that 90% of participants had poor sleep quality. Also, there are significant relationship between the mean score of sleep quality and stress (r=0.53, p<.0001), anxiety (r=0.51, p<0.0001) and depression (r=0.50, p<0.0001) variables in college students. Results showed that 10.5% of participants had mild anxiety and 13.5% had moderate anxiety. 2.5% of participants had mild to moderate stress. Also, 1.5% of participants had mild depression and 0.5% had moderate depression.

Conclusion The results showed that there is a direct association between psychological condition and sleep quality among male college students. Developing psychological interventions for improving the sleep quality in college students is essential.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/04/5 | Accepted: 2016/04/13 | Published: 2016/04/17

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