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Study of sleep habits and their effective factors in children admitted to Amirkabir Hospital, Arak
Fahimeh Omidi1 , Mona Hamedi Tabar2 , Parsa Yousefi chaijan3 , Hamed Kakekhani * 4
1- Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences of Arak, Arak, Markazi, Iran
2- School of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences of Arak, Arak, Markazi, Iran
3- Dept of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences of Arak, Arak, Markazi, Iran
4- Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences of Arak, Arak, Markazi, Iran , dr.hamed_kakekhani@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Sleep disorders are the most common behavioral complaints in children. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the sleep habits of children admitted to Amirkabir Hospital, Arak, Iran.
Material & Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, children aged 4 to 12 years admitted to Amirkabir Hospital clinic in 2021 were randomly studied. Data obtained from the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS24.0 software.
Findings: A total of 295 children with a mean age of 7.26±2.27 years were studied. The prevalence of the disorder in sleep habits was 67.4%. Among the children with disturbed sleep habits, 193 (96.9%) had poor sleep habits and 6 (3.1%) had average sleep habits. The total sleep habits score was significantly higher in girls, unwanted children, and children with divorced parents, low parental education level, and incompatible parents (P<0.05). However, there was no significant association between the total sleep habits score and children's age (P>0.05).
Discussion & Conclusion: In this study, most children showed disturbed sleep habits. Considering that children's poor sleep habits may be a contributing factor for stress, pressure, and tension in the family, mass education and psychiatric intervention are needed in this regard.
Keywords: Children, Parasomnia, Sleep habits
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: pediatric subspecialty
Received: 2023/04/1 | Accepted: 2023/05/20 | Published: 2023/09/6
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