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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 844-847


Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students

Shezadi Sabah Imran, musarat ramzan, sadia nadeem, Oswha Khan, sadia tariq.

Abstract
Objectives: To determine the frequency of day time sleepiness among students of Wah Medical College, to ascertain gender difference and relationship between day time sleepiness and academic performance.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out in Wah Medical College from January to June 2017. A total of 340 medical students was included through simple random sampling technique. A self-administered questionnaire was used as a data collection tool. The sleepiness was measured by using Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Those who scored 0-9 were considered to have normal sleep while who scored 10-15 had mild to moderate sleepiness and with 16 or more had severe sleepiness. The data were analyzed by using SPSS version 19. The Chi-square test was applied to see the difference in sleepiness among male and female students and to establish the relationship between sleepiness and academic performance of students.
Results: Out of 340 students, 134 (39%) were male and 206(61%) were female. Out of these,160 (47%) had normal, 157 (46%) had mild to moderate and 23 (7%) had severe sleepiness. Significant association was found between sleepiness and academic performance (p=0.001). No significant difference was found between sleepiness and gender (p=0.787).
Conclusion: More than half of Wah Medical College students had problem of sleepiness and they performed less well in academics as compared to the students without trouble of sleepiness.
Key words: Academic performance, sleep, students, gender difference.

Key words: Academic performance, sleep, medical students.


 
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Imran SS, ramzan m, nadeem s, Khan O, tariq s, . Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students. RMJ. (2019), [cited March 28, 2020]; 44(4): 844-847.



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Imran, S. S., ramzan, m., nadeem, s., Khan, O., tariq, s. & (2019) Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students. RMJ, 44 (4), 844-847.



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Imran, Shezadi Sabah, musarat ramzan, sadia nadeem, Oswha Khan, sadia tariq, and . 2019. Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 844-847.



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Imran, Shezadi Sabah, musarat ramzan, sadia nadeem, Oswha Khan, sadia tariq, and . "Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 844-847.



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Imran, Shezadi Sabah, musarat ramzan, sadia nadeem, Oswha Khan, sadia tariq, and . "Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 44.4 (2019), 844-847. Print.



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Imran, S. S., ramzan, m., nadeem, s., Khan, O., tariq, s. & (2019) Effect of sleepiness on academic performance of medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 844-847.








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