Sleep Problems in Graduate Health Students in Medellin, Colombia

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Verónica del Mar Múnera Peláez
Juliana Barrera Agudelo
Ana María Mejía Echeverri
Sofía Valencia Barrera
Laura Wiedemann
María Alejandra Zapata Carmona
Óscar Quirós-Gómez

Abstract

The objective of this research was to identify the prevalence of sleep problems and their associated factors in graduate students in the health field at a university institution in Medellin, Colombia, during the 2019-1 academic period. A cross-sectional study was conducted with stratified random sampling of 157 students aged between 23 and 62 years. An online self-administered questionnaire was used with sociodemographic, clinical, lifestyle, and sleep habit questions, using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. It was found that 66.2% of the surveyed students experience some sleep problems. Associations were found with the consumption of energy drinks (PR: 1.46, 95% CI: 1.43-8.11) and not having a fixed time to go to bed and wake up daily (PR: 4.17, 95% CI: 1.80-9.69).

Keywords:
Sleep Quality Sleep Problems University Students Student Health Health Students

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Author Biographies

Verónica del Mar Múnera Peláez, Universidad CES

Médica General.

Juliana Barrera Agudelo, Universidad CES

Médica General.

Ana María Mejía Echeverri, Universidad CES

Médica General.

Sofía Valencia Barrera, Universidad CES

Médica General.

Laura Wiedemann, Universidad CES

Médica General.

María Alejandra Zapata Carmona, Universidad CES

Médica General.

Óscar Quirós-Gómez, Universidad CES

Doctor en Epidemiología y Bioestadística.