Journal article

Association of sleep duration with sleep disturbances, quality of life, and sociodemographic factors in general hospital outpatients

Wei Zheng, Xin-Ni Luo, Hai-Yan Li, Xiao-Yin Ke, Qing Dai, Chan-Juan Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Yu-Tao Xiang, Yu-Ping Ning

Perspectives In Psychiatric Care | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine sleep duration and its demographic and clinical correlates in patients attending outpatient clinics attached to general hospitals. DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 4,399 outpatients participated in the study. Sleep duration (short sleep, 8 h/day; and medium sleep, 7-8 h/day) was assessed. FINDINGS: The proportions of short and long sleep duration were 39.5% and 10.3%, respectively. Significant associations between short sleep and any type of sleep disturbances, age, education level, depressive symptoms, and rural residence were found. Long sleep was associated with age, education level, being unemployed, and depressive and anxiety symptoms. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Short slee..

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Grants

Awarded by Guangzhou Medical and Health Science and Technology Major Projects


Awarded by National Key Research and Development Plan "Precision Medical Research" 2016 Project


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the Guangzhou Medical and Health Science and Technology Major Projects (20151A031003) and the National Key Research and Development Plan "Precision Medical Research" 2016 Project (2016YFC0906302). The authors thank all participating hospitals and the clinicians for their contribution to this study.