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Daytime sleepiness and academic performance among Arab medical students

  
@article{JTD6517,
	author = {Jamaan M. Al-Zahrani and Khaled K. Aldossari and Imad Abdulmajeed and Sameer H. Al-Ghamdi and Abdullah M. Al-Shamrani and Nawaf S. Al-Qahtani},
	title = {Daytime sleepiness and academic performance among Arab medical students},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {8},
	number = {2},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: The study aimed to examine the prevalence of daytime sleepiness among medical students and to explore its relationship with academic performance.
Methods: A total of 161 consenting Saudi male medical students aged 18 and above participated in this cross-sectional survey done in Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. All subjects answered a generalized questionnaire that was piloted and included information on demographics and Epworth-sleepiness scale (ESS).
Results: Excessive daytime sleepiness was observed in 37.8% of the subjects. Only 22 (13.7%) of the subjects had less than 4 hours of sleep while majority (70.8%) fell within 4–8 hours. Comparison between subjects with normal sleep versus those with excessive daytime sleepiness revealed no significant differences, including Grade Point Average (GPA) scores.
Conclusions: Excessive daytime sleepiness is common among Saudi male medical students and this does not seem to influence GPA scores. Prospective studies are needed to validate the present findings.},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/6517}
}