Sleep Disturbances and Common Mental Disorders in College Students
Objective: We attempted to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) and examine the association of sleep disorders with presence of CMDs. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to ascertain demographic information and behavioral characteristics among 2645 undergraduate students in Ethiopia. Standard questionnaires were used to assess CMDs, evening chronotype, sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness. Results: A total of 716 students (26.6%) were characterized as having CMDs. Women had higher prevalence of CMDs (30.6%) compared to men (25.4%). After adjusting for potential confounders, daytime sleepiness (OR = 2.02; 95% CI 1.64-2.49) and poor sleep quality (OR = 2.36; 95% CI 1.91-2.93) were associated with increased odds of CMDs. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of CMDs comorbid with sleep disorders among college students.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2014
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