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Sleep quality in nurses working in different shifts

Azizollah, A. and Kord, F. and Hossein, A. (2015) Sleep quality in nurses working in different shifts. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 7 (9). pp. 305-309.

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The nursing staff who are working at hospitals with a shift-work scheduling might confront with sleep disorders related to the characteristics of nursing profession. The results of studies have ruled out the close relationship between life quality and health. It must be mentioned that the quality of life is affected by sleep pattern. The aim of this study was investigating sleep quality in nurses working in different shifts at hospitals affiliated to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. A cross sectional study was conducted on 299 nurses who were working at general hospitals of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in 2008. Pittsburgh sleep quality index was utilized to collect data. The data were analyzed in SPSS version 17. susing Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis tests and Spearman correlation coefficient. The subjects were consist of 66 men (22.1%) and 233 women (77.9%) whit age mean 31.6± 6.6 years. The mean of work experience was 7.55± 6.8 years. The findings of study showed that sleep quality were suitable in only 55(17.1%) of nurses but 221(73.9%) of nurses have not sleepiness. The quality of life was high among only 32(10.7%) of nurses. In this study, quality of life has a relationship with sleep quality (P=.001, r=-.572) and sleepiness (P=.001, r=-.246). The sleep quality was related with gender, age, monthly income, disease, marital status and type of insurance. Also, the sleepiness was related to marital status and life quality was related to monthly income, disease, marital status and type of insurance P<0.05). This study showed that sleep quality is not suitable among nurses. Also, in this study the sleep pattern was related to quality of life, so lack of enough and suitable sleep will affected the quality of life, in turn, provided health care by nurses to patients and attendance would not be fair. Correcting and modification the sleep quality among nurses is very important. © 2015.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; age; Article; cross-sectional study; female; gender; general hospital; health care quality; health insurance; health status; human; income; male; marriage; normal human; nurse; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; quality of life; shift worker; sleep pattern; sleep quality; somnolence; university hospital; work experience
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2016 07:17
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2017 06:41
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4770

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