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Barati M, Rashidi-darabdi S, Bakhshian P, Afshari M, Doosti-Irani A. Study Relationship the Overuse of Cyberspace and Sleep Quality among Students of University of Medical Sciences. psj. 2020; 18 (3) :24-33
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-550-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- BSc of Public Health, Students Research Committee, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- PhD of Health Education and Promotion, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , afshari_m20@yahoo.com
4- Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health Health Sciences Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (1333 Views)
Background and Objective: Students are more interested in communication in cyberspace than in real-life communication, which could threaten mental health and sleep quality. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the overuse of cyberspace and sleep quality among students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 379 students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in 2019. Subjects were randomly selected from schools of university. The data collection tools were two questionnaires: virtual network use and the quality of sleep questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 24 and Pearson correlation test, independent t-test, ANOVA.
Results: The results of the study showed that 98.2% and 79.4% of the participants were members of the telegram and Instagram, respectively. 73.8% of them use social networks more than 2 hours a day. According to the findings, 40.6% of the students did not have adequate sleep quality and had some kind of sleep disturbance. Also, excessive use of cyberspace was associated with delayed components of sleep, sleep duration, sleep disturbances, hypnotics and overall sleep quality score (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The overall estimation of the findings of the present study showed that the higher the use of virtual networks, the lower the studentchr('39')s sleep quality.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Sciences
Received: 2019/12/4 | Accepted: 2020/02/10 | Published: 2020/01/21

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