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06.12.2022 | Dentistry • Original Article

Assessment of sleep knowledge among medical and dental students in a Nigerian tertiary institution: a cross-sectional study

verfasst von: Oluwatosin E. Olorunmoteni, Olufemi K. Ogundipe, Ahmad Abefe Sanusi, Kikelomo Adebanke Kolawole, Michael Bimbola Fawale, Akintunde Adeolu Adebowale, Ahmed Omokayode Idowu, Josephine Eniola A. Eziyi, Kolawole S. Mosaku, Yemisi Bola Amusa, Morenikeji Adeyoyin Komolafe

Erschienen in: Sleep and Breathing

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Abstract

Purpose

Sleep medicine is a rapidly growing field of Medicine globally. However, studies are lacking on the knowledge of Nigerian medical and dental students on sleep and the different types of sleep disorders. Thus, we assessed the knowledge, interest and awareness of Nigerian medical and dental students about sleep medicine. We also determined the factors associated with sleep knowledge among the medical and dental students.

Methods

We conducted this cross-sectional study from June to September 2021, among medical students at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The students’ knowledge of sleep was assessed with the Assessment of Sleep Knowledge in Medical Education (ASKME) survey. The participants were classified as having low or high scores based on the proportion who gave a correct answer to 60% of the questions.

Results

Among the 488 students who completed the questionnaire, there was a male preponderance (55%). About three-quarters of the respondents (376, 77%) had a low sleep knowledge score. Age, year of study, and awareness about sleep medicine were the predictors of sleep knowledge.

Conclusion

A significant proportion of the medical students had poor sleep knowledge scores. There is a need to incorporate teaching sleep medicine in the curriculum of medical students early in their training.
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Metadaten
Titel
Assessment of sleep knowledge among medical and dental students in a Nigerian tertiary institution: a cross-sectional study
verfasst von
Oluwatosin E. Olorunmoteni
Olufemi K. Ogundipe
Ahmad Abefe Sanusi
Kikelomo Adebanke Kolawole
Michael Bimbola Fawale
Akintunde Adeolu Adebowale
Ahmed Omokayode Idowu
Josephine Eniola A. Eziyi
Kolawole S. Mosaku
Yemisi Bola Amusa
Morenikeji Adeyoyin Komolafe
Publikationsdatum
06.12.2022
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Erschienen in
Sleep and Breathing
Print ISSN: 1520-9512
Elektronische ISSN: 1522-1709
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-022-02755-3

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