Assessment of Sleep Hygiene Practices and Sleep Quality among Nursing Officers of Selected Hospital in Delhi
Introduction: Nurses play a vital role in patient care and health sector. In order to meet the needs of the patients around the clock, in the nursing profession, 24 hours of the day are usually covered by three 8-hour shifts. Nurses are one subgroup of the population who appear to be especially vulnerable to poor sleep. The aim of the study was to assess sleep hygiene practices and sleep quality among nursing officers.
Methodology: A quantitative (non-experimental) research approach was adopted for the study with a descriptive survey design. The sample of the present study comprised of 100 nursing officers working in a selected hospital of Delhi. A Structured Rating Scale was used to assess the sleep hygiene practices and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to assess the sleep quality of nursing officers. The data gathered were analysed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The result of the study showed that majority of the nursing officers have poor sleep quality. Sleep hygiene practices of nursing officers were almost divided equally in fairly good and fairly poor categories. As sleep hygiene improved, sleep quality also was seen to improve. A negative correlation was seen between sleep quality and sleep hygiene practice.
Conclusion: Finding of study will act as a catalyst to carry out more extensive research on a large population sample in various settings and also a reference material for researchers who are willing to conduct research in assessing sleep quality and sleep hygiene practice.
How to cite this article:
Bisht N, Shaiju B, Khan F, Kumar K. Assessment of Sleep Hygiene Practices and Sleep Quality among Nursing Officers of Selected Hospital in Delhi. Int J Nurs Midwif Res. 2021;8(1):9-13.
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