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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 959-962


Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students

Vijia Kumar Gemnani, Ali Nawaz Shaikh, Riaz Hussain Mangrio, Muhammad Ikram Tunio, Sajid Ali Abbasi, Ahsanullah Malik.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness amongst university students and its impact on their academic achievement.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 255 university students (2nd, 3rd, & 4th-year MBBS) selected by a stratified systemic random sample during January-February 2020. A questionnaire was used to collect data regarding socio-demographic variables, a reliable and validated Epworth Sleepiness Scale was included to measure the Excessive daytime sleepiness and the academic achievement was assessed by GPA (grade point average).
Results: Out of 255 students, Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) was observed in 105(41.2%) medical students, and also a statistically significant increase in female subjects 79(51.7%). There was a notable positive significant association (p=0.006) between the EDS and poor academic achievements among students.
Conclusion: Sleep disorders are widely observed among medical students, especially in female students. There was a statistically significant association between EDS and poor academic achievement. There is need for proper sleep hygiene.

Key words: Daytime sleepiness, impact, sleep hygiene.


 
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Gemnani VK, Shaikh AN, Mangrio RH, Tunio MI, Abbasi SA, Malik A. Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 959-962.


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Gemnani VK, Shaikh AN, Mangrio RH, Tunio MI, Abbasi SA, Malik A. Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=115912 [Access: December 18, 2020].


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Gemnani VK, Shaikh AN, Mangrio RH, Tunio MI, Abbasi SA, Malik A. Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 959-962.



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Gemnani VK, Shaikh AN, Mangrio RH, Tunio MI, Abbasi SA, Malik A. Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 959-962.



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Gemnani, V. K., Shaikh, . A. N., Mangrio, . R. H., Tunio, . M. I., Abbasi, . S. A. & Malik, . A. (2020) Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. RMJ, 45 (4), 959-962.



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Gemnani, Vijia Kumar, Ali Nawaz Shaikh, Riaz Hussain Mangrio, Muhammad Ikram Tunio, Sajid Ali Abbasi, and Ahsanullah Malik. 2020. Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 959-962.



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Gemnani, Vijia Kumar, Ali Nawaz Shaikh, Riaz Hussain Mangrio, Muhammad Ikram Tunio, Sajid Ali Abbasi, and Ahsanullah Malik. "Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 959-962.



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Gemnani, Vijia Kumar, Ali Nawaz Shaikh, Riaz Hussain Mangrio, Muhammad Ikram Tunio, Sajid Ali Abbasi, and Ahsanullah Malik. "Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 959-962. Print.



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Gemnani, V. K., Shaikh, . A. N., Mangrio, . R. H., Tunio, . M. I., Abbasi, . S. A. & Malik, . A. (2020) Prevalence of daytime sleepiness and its impact on academic performane amongst the university students. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 959-962.








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