Effect of Working in the Health Sector on the Sleep Quality during the Covid-19 Pandemic


Monarisa1), Silfina Indriani1), Helmanis Suci2), Febry Handiny3), Gusni Rahma3)

 

1)Study Program of Midwifery, Institute of Health Science Alifah, Padang

2)Study Program of Nursing, Institute of Health Science Alifah, Padang

3)Study Program of Public Health, Institute of Health Science Alifah, Padang

 

ABSTRACT

 

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s lives, especially health workers. A study in Kupang City reported that 45.45% of health workers experienced poor sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of sleep has a detrimental effect on the immune response and can increase susceptibility to COVID-19 infection. This study aimed to determine effect of working in the health sector on the sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study. A sample of 140 subjects from the general population was selected for this study. The dependent variable was sleep quality. The independent variable was employment status. Sleep quality was measured by the Pirtzburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire. The data were analyzed using chi-square and simple logistic regression.

Results:  The proportion of poor sleep quality among the health workers was 52.86%, and in the non-health workers was 31.43%, and this difference was statistically significant (p= 0.027). Working in the health sector was associated with decreased with the sleep quality (OR= 2.24; 95% CI= 1.10 to 4.51; p= 0.027).

Conclusion: Working in the health sector is associated with decreased with the sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Keywords: COVID-19, sleep quality, health workers

Correspondence: Monarisa. Study Program of Midwifery, Institute of Health Science Alifah, Padang. Jl. Khatib Sulaiman No. 52b Padang West Sumatera. Email: monarisa85@gmail.com. Mobile: 082217599394.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHepidemiology.FP.08.2021.22

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