Association between self-rated health and quality of life with sleep quality among Bangladeshi university students

Griffiths, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Ahmed, M.S. and Sen, L., 2020. Association between self-rated health and quality of life with sleep quality among Bangladeshi university students. Social Health and Behavior, 3 (2), pp. 35-37.

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Introduction: Poor sleep quality is adversely affecting student's mental health. However, the impact of poor sleep quality on student's health and quality of life (QOL) has not been previously studied in Bangladesh. The objective of this study was to assess the association between self-rated health (SRH) and QOL of university students with their sleep quality.

Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional survey was carried out among 332 students of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (Bangladesh) aged from 18 to 25 years (mean = 21.6 years; standard deviation ± 1.7). Data were collected through one-to-one interviews using a pretested structured questionnaire.

Results: There was a significant association between SRH and QOL with sleep quality. Students experiencing poor sleep quality had a 2.4 times higher risk for poor SRH (odds ratio [OR] = 2.45, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.21–4.95, P = 0.012) The OR of poor QOL was 3.3 times higher among the students whose sleep quality was poor (OR = 3.38, 95% CI: 1.70–6.75, P = 0.001).

Conclusion: Study findings indicated that poor sleep quality adversely affects the health status and QOL of Bangladeshi university students. University authorities in Bangladesh should develop programs to improve the overall health and sleep quality of the students.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Social Health and Behavior
Creators: Griffiths, M., Ahmed, M.S. and Sen, L.
Publisher: Medknow
Date: 9 June 2020
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Rights: © 2020 Social Health and Behavior, published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow. This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Jun 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 13:17

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