2019 Volume 32, Issue 120, p24-32
Background & Aims: Sleep is a restorative process for the psyche and body, and lack of sufficient sleep with proper quality causes various physical and mental disorders in individuals over time. Quality of life is the perception of an individual toward their life conditions within the cultural beliefs and value system of the society. The present study aimed to determine the association between sleep quality and quality of life in the operating room technologists employed in the teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 134 operating room technologists engaged in the teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences, who were selected via convenience sampling. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, Pittsburgh sleep quality index, and quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF). Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 22 using multivariate analysis (MANOVA) and Pearson's correlation-coefficient.
Results: A significant, direct correlation was observed between the quality of life and sleep quality (P<0.05). However, sleep quality and quality of life had no significant associations with demographic variables (P>0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, increased sleep quality was associated with the higher quality of life of the operating room technologists. Considering the correlation between these variables, authorities must improve sleep quality and quality of life through implementing educational workshops to provide training on the adjustment of sleep and enhancement of quality of life for operating room technologists.
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