Sleep Quality among Nurses during the First Year of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title Sleep Quality among Nurses during the First Year of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Creator Alharbi, Wafa Ibrahim
Mahrus, Amani
Elsayed, Shadia
Alolayan, Albraa B.
Subject Sleep disturbance
Sleep Quality Index
Description BACKGROUND: Nurses represent the largest section of the health-care workforce, and lack of sleep has an adverse influence on them, particularly during pandemics such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It causes not only health problem but also poor work results and an increased risk of medical errors.
AIM: The goal of the study was to determine the prevalence of poor sleep quality among nurses during COVID-19 outbreaks.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among a group of nurses in the Al-Madinah region of Saudi Arabia at the National Guard Health Affairs in 2020 (1st year of the COVID-19 crisis). Data were collected using a validated questionnaire with two sections: Sociodemographic data such as age, nationality, family status, gender, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.
RESULTS: There were 238 nurses in the report. 37.8% of them were found to be between the ages of 31 and 35, while 24.4% were under the age of 30. The nurses were mostly female (84%). Sleep latency, sleep disruption, overall subjective sleep quality, and sleep length were the most widely identified sleep problems. Sixty-six percent of the nurses said they had a poor night’s sleep. None of the demographic variables analyzed had a significant relationship with overall sleep quality.
CONCLUSION: Majority of nurses working at the National Guard Health Affairs and primary health-care centers in Al-Medina, Saudi Arabia, experience poor sleep quality, during the 1st year of COVID-19 crisis regardless of their demographic characteristics.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2021-10-03
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 9 No. G (2021): G - Nursing; 128-134
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Wafa Ibrahim Alharbi, Amani Mahrus, Shadia Elsayed, Albraa B. Alolayan (Author)

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