Özdemir C., Öztürk A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH , vol.9, no.6, pp.58-64, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


One of the basic needs which need to be met in order an individual to continue its existence is sleep, without any doubt. Lack of sleep or deterioration of its quality might result in various physical or emotional ailments in individuals. Healthcare personnel is a group which sometimes might work in shifts or on irregular basis, and therefore has a high probability of deterioration of sleep in the data collection, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) were used. In analyzing the data, chi-square test was used, and p<0.05 values were considered statistically significant. The sample of the study consisted of 933 people. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index point mean of those who have participated in the study was 7.96±3.57, and the percentage of those who have gotten five points or more, in other words who have poor sleep quality was found to be 72.6%. In individuals with poor sleep quality, it has been established that the situation of daytime sleepiness is more common. The percentage of poor sleep quality of non-physician health personnel is rather high, and it is considered that by trainings intended for the groups which the risks are identified to be higher, and through the arrangements to be made by the managements especially for the individuals who work in shifts or at the units worked for.