Insomnia and Its Associated Factor among Young Adults in Selected College of Kathmandu Valley Province-3

  • Shreejana Magar Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prajita Mali Department of Public Health, Om Health Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Swechhya Baskota Department of Public Health, Om Health Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Krishna Raj Pandey Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: insomnia, young adults, Kathmandu

Abstract

Introduction: Insomnia has found to have many effects and risks on young adult and also has reduced economic productivity of the individuals as well as country. The prevalence of insomnia in Nepalese college students might be high as there is ineffectiveness of education system in addition to the further practical courses. Thus, the main aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of insomnia and its associated factors among young adult in selected college of Kathmandu.

Methods: A cross -sectional descriptive study was conducted among 421 young adult in selected college of Kathmandu Valley. Students were selected conveniently. Data were collected after obtaining ethical approval. Semi-structured questionnaire and Insomnia Severity Index was used to assess the level of insomnia. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS V 20. Univariate analysis was done and presented using frequency and percentage. Bivariate study was done by using the chi-sq. test in which p≤ 0.05 was considered for association between dependent and independent variable.

Results: Out of 421 young adults, 379 were found to have insomnia. Insomnia was significantly associated with the use social media (0.013), the living condition (0.027) and economic status of the respondent (0.024).

Conclusions: The study had shown high prevalence of insomnia among students in selected colleges of Kathmandu valley. Thus, the concerned authorities should be aware about insomnia and its health impact in young adults and should plan and implement various program for the prevention and control of the insomnia and its long term impact.

Published
2019-12-17
Section
ORIGINAL ARTICLE