Prevalence of Sleep Disorder among Graduate Students in Kendari, South East Sulawesi


Prastiwi Suhartin Pongrekun, Liyusri Liyusri, Astuti Widyasningrum

 

Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Sleep problems have a great impact on the student daily life, for exa­mple, the grade point average. Due to irregular daytime routines, chronotype cha­nges, side jobs and exam periods, they need specialized treatments for improving sleep. This study aimed to describe the distributionof sleep disorder among graduate stu­dents in Kendari, South East Sulawesi.

Subjects and Method: This was a descriptive study conducted at School of Health Scien­ces Mandala Waluya Kendari, South East Sulawesi on May to July 2018. A total sample of 107 graduate students was selected for this study by simple random samp­ling. The dependent variable was sleep disorder. The data were obtained by ques­tion­naire and described in percent.

Results: Majority of graduate students at School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya Ken­dari, South East Sulawesi in 2018, were reported to have sleep disorder. As much as 52.5% in year class 2016 and 45.8% in year class 2017 were reported to have sleep disor­der.

Conclusion: As much as 52.5% graduate students at School of Health Sciences Man­dala Waluya Kendari, South East Sulawesi, in year class 2016 and 45.8% in year class 2017 are reported have sleep disorder.

Keywords: graduate students, sleep, sleep disorder.

Correspondence: Prastiwi Suhartin Pongrekun. Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Jl. A.H.Nasution No. G 37, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Email: prastiwisp@gmail.com. Mobile: 085241508414.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.05.14

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