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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

Assessment of sleep quality among postgraduate residents of a tertiary care hospital in Kashmir: Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

1 Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tanzeela Bashir Qazi
Department of Community Medicine, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcfm.ijcfm_53_22

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Introduction: The Postgraduate medical training is long and emotionally taxing. These occupations are associated with stress and good workload along with night shifts which effects the sleep quality. Studies have documented that high levels of stress among medical residents have been associated with sleep problems. Our study aims to investigate sleep quality among the postgraduate residents of a tertiary care hospital using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Material and Methods: It was a cross sectional study that was conducted from 1 November 2021 to 31 December 2021. Study participants included Postgraduate medical residents working at a tertiary care hospital in district Srinagar of Kashmir valley. A total of 400 participants took part in the study. Results: The mean age of the participants was 33.4 years (S.D 4.9). Majority of the participants (54%) were females. The mean global Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index score (±SD) for sleep quality was 8.46 (±4.5) with a median score of 6 and Inter Quartile Range of 6.5. Conclusion: Poor sleep quality was reported in 75% of the residents. This highlights the need for awareness about this problem. There is a need for early interventions in order to introduce flexible working hours for medical residents and to provide shifts of manageable durations.

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