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Title: The Impact of the Use of Smart Mobile Devices on Sleep Quality among Health Trainees at College of Health and Well-Being, Kintampo - Ghana
Authors: Owusu-Marfo, Joseph
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2017
Abstract: Sleep quality is an essential need of humans especially the young and the old. A good night or good sleep is a great determinant of one‘s ability to function effectively and efficiently during the daytime activities. The main objective of this study was to ascertain the impact of the use of smart mobile devices on sleep quality among health trainees at the College of Health and Well-being, Kintampo. Significantly, it verifies whether the frequent use of smart mobile devices have any impact on sleeping habits that lead to any sleeping disorders. A cross-sectional study design was used to assess the evidence of relationship between smart device usage and sleep duration, subjective sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and sleep quality index, of respondents as well as their demographic characteristics. The internationally accepted tool for assessing sleep quality index from the Pittsburgh University was used to determine the score of respondents‘ sleep quality index. The research was conducted at the College of Health and Well-being, Kintampo among the trainees from different programmes of study comprising a sample of 500 students. Pilot study survey was conducted with 200 trainees from the Techiman Nurses‘ Training College Techiman Ghana. Primary insomnia was the most prevalent sleep disorder among the respondents (52.24%) and this formed the majority of the respondents. There was evidence of a linear by linear relationship between the frequency of the number of smart mobile devices usage and respondents with insomnia. The sleep quality worsens with increasing addiction of smart mobile devices usage.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Health Informatics, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10092
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