Salud mental y calidad de sueño en estudiantes de ocho facultades de medicina humana del Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Mental health and quality of sleep from eight faculties of medical students in Peru

Jennifer Vilchez-Cornejo, Dante Quiñones-Laveriano, Virgilio Failoc-Rojas, Tania Acevedo-Villar, Gabriel Larico-Calla, Sergio Mucching-Toscano, Smith Torres-Román, Priscila Tereza Aquino-Núñez, Jhomar Córdova De La Cruz, Andrely Huerta-Rosario, Juan Jesús Espinoza-Amaya, Luis Alberto Palacios-Vargas, Cristian Díaz-Vélez

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Introduction: The quality of sleep refers to the fact that we sleep well at night and daytime functioning. Thus, influences health and quality of life. Sleep loss is one of the most striking problem of modern society especially in medical students. This is related to the constant academic demands causing mental health problems and high levels of stress. Methods: A cross-sectional study. We evaluated 1,040 medical students in 8 universities of Peru from the first to the sixth year of study. Of these, 892 surveys were used. Mental health were evaluated according to the scale of Depression, Anxiety and Stress (DASS-21) and "poor sleepers" students were established with a score ≥ 5 according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: It was found that 693 (77.69%) students were poor sleepers. About mental health was found that 290 (32.51%) suffered from depression, 472 (52.91%) of anxiety and 309 (34.64%) stress. A significant association (p < 0.05) was found between poor sleep quality and female sex (OR = 1.13, CI = 1.05 to 1.21); depression (OR = 1.23, CI = 1,15-1,31); anxiety (OR = 1.32, CI = 1.23 to 1.43); and stress (OR = 1.26, CI = 1.19 to 1.35). Conclusion: We observed a high frequency of poor sleepers in medical students from eight universities of Peru. The poor quality of sleep was associated with anxiety, depression and stress in students of second and third year, respectively.

Translated title of the contributionMental health and quality of sleep from eight faculties of medical students in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)272-281
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2016


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