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Effects of sleep on academic performance of medical students of Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine.

Author

Karen Tiffany Pilar Q. Del Rosario,
Ericka Joy B. De Guzman,
Jordan Carlo S. Galang,
Marlyn Galicia,
Jin-Gu Lee,
Aldrich Renz P. Manabat,
Terence L. Manuel,
Kristine Joy L. Mendoza,
Jeshua Caleb B. Miole,
Jude Carlo J. Muca,
Michael Henry B. Piano,
Reigna S. Romero,
Mark Lester I. Tolenada,
Carina C. Gomez

Related Institution

School of Medicine - Angeles University Foundation

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
MD
Publication Date
March 2010

Abstract

Adequate sleep is essential to feeling awake and alert, maintaining good health and


working at peak performance. Sleep deprivation affects not only whether a student can

stay awake in class but how they perform as well. Medical Students are compelled to a

great deal of time dedicated to studying, reviewing for examinations and the physical

demands required in the profession. We investigated the effects of sleep on academic

performances of all the medical students of the Angeles University Foundation. To

delineate differences in poor sleep and good sleep, the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index

was utilized. This is a tool to measure seven areas: subjective sleep quality, sleep

latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, use of sleeping

medication, and daytime dysfunction. After which, we assessed the class standing of

the respondents to evaluate academic performance. Findings deduced was that the

relationship of sleep, whether in terms of quality or duration, in academic performance

of Medical students is not confirmatory. The researchers found no direct relationship

and that some Medical students excelled even if they have poor or inadequate sleep.

Several students, on the other hand, achieved sufficient sleep, but have poor or

unsatisfactory scholastic standing. These results require further investigation regarding

the long-term effects of sleep deprivation and academic performance.

 

References

1. (MD) Angeles University Foundation, 2010

 
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