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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

BENAVENTE, Sonia Betzabeth Ticona et al. Influence of stress factors and socio-demographic characteristics on the sleep quality of nursing students. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2014, vol.48, n.3, pp.514-520. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420140000300018.

Objective:To analyze the influence of stress factors and socio-demographic characteristics on the sleep quality of nursing students. Method: An analytical cross-sectional and quantitative study, conducted with 151 nursing students in São Paulo between March and April of 2012. A form for socio-demographic characteristics, the Instrument to Evaluate Stress in Nursing Students and the Pittsburgh Sleep Index were applied. Results: High levels of stress was predominant for Time Management (27.8%) and Professional Training (30.5%) and low sleep quality (78.8%). The Professional Communication, Professional Training and Theoretical Activity are positively correlated to sleep quality. Work activity, academic year and time for daily studies contributed to a low quality of sleep. Conclusion: Few stress factors from the academic environment and some socio-demographic characteristics contributed to the reduction of sleep quality in students.


Keywords : Students, nursing; Stress, psychological; Sleep deprivation; Sleep disorders; Education, nursing.

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