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kouhnavard B, Rajaei Behbahani N, Soleimani N. Comparisons between quality of sleep and chronic fatigue syndrome in the radiology staff and nurses working in hospital. ioh. 2017; 14 (3) :26-36
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Abstract:   (4060 Views)

Background and aims: sleep quality and fatigue are major aspects of human social life and can intrigue tension in healthcare workers, which ultimately causes dissatisfaction, quitting job and providing incorrect services to clients. This study aimed to determine the association between quality of sleep and chronic fatigue syndrome in nurses and radiology workers in hospital.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in 2016. The statistical society consists of radiology employees and a control group (nurses) who were working in hospitals belonging to Yazd University of Medical Sciences. The data was collected by using questionnaire. Independent t tests, chi-square and Pearson correlation coefficients were applied to analyze data.

Results: The mean overall chronic fatigue syndrome was 77.4 ± 64.10 which the 39.17% (n = 16) of individuals suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (7 radiology employees and 9 nurses). Moreover 61.82% (n = 76) of persons showed no Chronic fatigue (33 of radiology staff and 43 nurses). The overall score of quality for Radiology staff was significantly lower than nurses’ score (P=0.003). The average delay in falling asleep and using sedation pills in the radiology staff were significantly lower than nurses, (P=0.001) and (P=0.00) respectively. Also upper chronic fatigue syndrome linked to the increase in the overall quality of sleep, sleep latency, sleep disorders and functional disorders.

Conclusion: with respect to results, reduction in the quality of sleep causes increase of chronic fatigue syndrome in nurses. In addition, radiology staffs undergo better sleep quality.

Keywords: quality of sleep, chronic fatigue syndrome, radiology employees, nurses, hospital


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychosomatic disorders
Received: 2016/01/17 | Accepted: 2016/07/31 | Published: 2017/07/11

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