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The relationship between drug use, sleep quality and quality of life in dormitory students at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
 
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Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Mohsen Parvani   

Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Dehkade-ye Olampik, West Hemmat Highway, Tehran, Iran
Publication date: 2020-01-23
Submission date: 2019-10-02
Final revision date: 2019-12-12
Acceptance date: 2019-12-23
 
Popul. Med. 2020;2(January):2
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Introduction:
Reports of drug use and poor sleep quality have increased among university students. These factors can negatively affect the quality of life. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between drug consumption, sleep quality and quality of life in dormitory students at Allameh Tabataba’i University.

Methods:
The present study is a descriptive-correlational study. The study population consisted of 240 females and 180 men who were randomly selected and living in student dormitories of Allameh Tabataba’i University. The PSQI questionnaire, ASSIST questionnaire and 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey were completed by students to assess their sleep quality, drug use, and quality of life, respectively. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software at a significant level of p<0.05.

Results:
The results show that there is a significant negative relationship between the level of quality of life and tobacco use (0.037) and sedatives (0.004) among the students. Also, there is a significant and negative relationship between the students’ sleep quality and tobacco use (0.011), sedatives (0.001), inhalants (0.048) and other drugs (0.028). No significant relationships were found between the use of unknown substances (other drugs) and students’ quality of life and sleep quality.

Conclusions:
Drug consumption among university students can lower sleep quality and lead to a decrease in the quality of life, which is closely associated with a decrease in the level of community health.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none was reported.
FUNDING
There was no source of funding for this research.
PROVENANCE AND PEER REVIEW
Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
 
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