TO COMPARE SLEEP QUALITY AMONG BASIC SCIENCES & CLINICAL POST GRADUATES TRAINEES WORKING AT TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITALS AND ALLIED COLLEGE
To Compare Sleep Quality Among Basic Sciences & Clinical
Objective: To compare sleep quality among clinical faculties and post graduates trainees working at tertiary care
teaching hospitals Lahore and basic sciences trainees selected from allied colleges.
Study Design: Comparative cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted over period of three months, Jan 2018 to Apr 2018 in
Mayo Hospital Lahore, Lady Atchison Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University Lahore.
Patients and Methods: Post graduate trainees were evaluated during a time period of January 2018 to April 2018
after taking consent as per declaration of Helsinki. These were divided in two equal groups of clinical and Paraclinical
faculties. All relevant data was collected by a validated questionnaire, Pittsburgh sleep quality Index
(PSQI). It is used as tool for assessment of, subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep efficiency,
sleep disturbance, use of sleep medication and day-time sleepiness.
Results: One hundred residents participated in study. Fifty residents were from clinical faculties departments of
general medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and obstetrics-gynecology. The
Para clinical faculties consist of department of anatomy, physiology, forensic medicine, community medicine,
biochemistry, pathology and microbiology. Among clinical group 36 are poor sleepers (PSQI ≥5) compared to 05
of non-clinical group. The difference was found significant (p≤0.0001 by fisher’s exact test-2-tailed). The results
revealed that clinical faculty residents have less sleep duration and poor sleep quality. On the other-side sleep
efficiency was most affected in para- clinical faculties group. The day time sleepiness and use of sleep medication
was more in poor sleeping individuals.
Conclusion: Our study highlighted poor sleep quality among clinical postgraduate’s residents. It is recommended
to introduce manageable working hours and shifts of convenient duration.