ERIC Number: EJ1164885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Impact of a Sleep Course on Sleep, Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in College Students: A Pilot Study
Baroni, Argelinda; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Di Bartolo, Christina A.; Ciarleglio, Adam; Shatkin, Jess P.
Journal of American College Health, v66 n1 p41-50 2018
Objective: To examine the impact of a sleep course on sleep-related behaviors, mood, and anxiety in college students. Participants: Participants were 145 students enrolled in either the sleep course (n = 70) or a psychology course (n = 75); data were collected in September 2014, November 2014, and February 2015. Methods: Sleep characteristics and symptoms of depression and anxiety were assessed using validated questionnaires and sleep logs. Linear, logistic and proportional odds regression models were used to test course effects. Results: In November, sleep course students reported significant differences in sleep hygiene (SHI; p < 0.001), perceived sleep latency (PSQI; p < 0.05), and circadian sleep phase (MEQ; p < 0.05), compared to controls. In February, the sleep course students maintained most of the aforementioned gains and reported fewer symptoms of depression (CES-D; p = 0.05) and anxiety (BAI; p < 0.05). Conclusions: These positive preliminary results indicate that focused education has the potential to improve sleep among college students.
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Behavior, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns, College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Questionnaires, Diaries, Statistical Analysis, Courses, Program Effectiveness, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Beck Anxiety Inventory