Volume 21, Issue 2 (Jun _ Jul 2017)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2017, 21(2): 40-31 | Back to browse issues page

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Jalilolghadr S, Hashemi F, Jahanihashemi H, Yazdi Z, Alimoradi F, Javadi M. Association of sleep disturbances with TV and satellite watching and video games playing in 14-17 years old high school students of Qazvin. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2017; 21 (2) :40-31
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1966-en.html
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Abstract:   (1822 Views)

Background: Sleep plays an important role in health. Reduced levels of attention, learning and memory are of adverse outcomes of sleep disorders in students.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the association of sleep disturbances with watching TV and satellite and playing video games in 14-17 years old high school students of Qazvin.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in 653 high school students (14-17 years old) in Qazvin that were selected by multistage cluster random sampling method (2013-2014). Data were collected through Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) and BEARS questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test, T-test, ANOVA and logistic regression analysis.

Findings: From 653 students, 392 (60%) were female. The mean age was 15.73±0.99 years. The most prevalent sleep disturbances were waking up at night (74.4%), daytime sleepiness (69.8%), napping after school (66.6%), and nightmare (51.1%), respectively. Daytime sleepiness, nightmares, sleep after waking up, falling asleep in school, and nap after school time had significant association with watching satellite.

Conclusion: With regards to the results, prevalence of sleep disorders was high in high school students of Qazvin and sleep disturbances were associated with duration of watching satellite.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatrics

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