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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


CALDERON, Renzo; QUIROZ, Andrea; ROSALES, Edmundo  and  REY DE CASTRO, Jorge. Sleep quality of andean inhabitants at 3200 m. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp.65-69. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To describe the sleep quality in the inhabitants of Huaripampa-Ancash. Material and methods: We used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Using the method of proportions was calculated the sample size ( n = 92), and there was a systematic Randomization of houses, surveying the present inhabitants that meet the inclusion criteria. Results: There were surveying a total of 83 inhabitants, 38 (46%) were men, mean age was 40.59 ± 17.5 (18-65 years old) and the average score of PSQI was 6 ±4.5 [2 -18], 53 (63.8%) of the population were poor sleepers. The most frequent disruption of sleep was insomnia, which was present in 39 (47%) inhabitants. Conclusions: Symptoms associated with various sleep disorders are common in rural Andean population. A tool such as the sleep quality index in Pittsburgh, with some modifications, can be implemented in rural Andean populations.(Rev Med Hered 2010;21:65-69)

Keywords : Sleep; sleep disorders; rural population; rural health; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; PSQI.

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