ERIC Number: EJ1024723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Differences in Sleep Quality and Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Adults with Allergies and Asthma and Their Healthy Peers
Molzon, Elizabeth S.; Bonner, Margaret S.; Hullmann, Stephanie E.; Ramsey, Rachelle R.; Suorsa, Kristina I.; Chaney, John M.; Mullins, Larry L.
Journal of American College Health, v61 n8 p484-489 2013
Objective: The current study examined the relationship between sleep quality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Participants: Participants were 501 undergraduate students with allergies (167), asthma + allergies (167), or with no history of a chronic illness (167) completed study measures from August 2011 to April 2012. Methods: The undergraduate students completed questionnaires online as part of a larger study of psychosocial adjustment of young adults. Results: Young adults with allergies and asthma + allergies reported significantly worse sleep quality and HRQOL than healthy peers. Additionally, those with allergies and asthma + allergies had significantly more sleep disturbances and used sleeping medication significantly more often in the previous month than healthy peers. Conclusions: These results highlight concerns regarding quality of life and sleep problems in an often-overlooked population. Importantly, sleep difficulties can result in difficulties in daily living and impairment in academic functioning.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Sleep, Young Adults, Diseases, Allergy, Health, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Mental Health, Severity (of Disability), Correlation, Social Indicators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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