Sleep quality of Brazilian nursing students: A cross-sectional study

Andréia Ferreira dos Santos, Fernanda Carneiro Mussi, Cláudia Geovana da Silva Pires, Melissa Almeida Santos Paim, Fernanda Michelle Santos e Silva, Rodrigo Marques da Silva


Objective: To describe the sleep quality of nursing students according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted with 286 nursing students from a public institution in Salvador, Bahia. Data gathering instruments were applied in classrooms and data were assessed in absolute and relative frequencies, means and standard deviation.

Results: The mean age of participants was 23.48 years (SD = 4.421). Most of students were female (90.2%), single with partner (90.9%), afro descendent (87.8%), unemployed (81.5%), total Family income below than four minimum wages (47.2%), enrolled between 6th and 10th  semester (54.5%), attending academic activities in two or three shifts (80.8%). Sample showed poor sleep quality (86.4%), especially due to the sleep duration, sleep disturbances and daytime disfunction.

Conclusions: Poor sleep quality was prevalent in the sample, what rises the need of further analysis of the associated factors and interventions to change this reality.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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