OBJECTÝVE: Sleep disorders; are a health problem affecting the quality of life of individuals in society. We aimed to determine the prevalence of insomnia disorders, understand cognitive aprasials of pateints about their insomnia symptoms, and perpeutuating factors and coping mechanism to cope with insomnia problems.
METHOD: In this study; patients with sleep problems were examined in a outpatient family medicine clinic in Ankara between 2009 and 2012. Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep (DBAS) ; were performed in patients with sleep disorder. Sleep problems history (difficulty falling asleep, excessive sleep, etc.), demographic information, additional chronic diseases, smoking, tea and coffee consumption and sleep habits were analyzed.
RESULTS: 230 patients were enrolled to the study. Of those 180 (78.4%) were female and 50 (21.6%) male patients. 92 female patients (40.1%) stated that they were menopausal period. 137 patients (%60) had comorbid chronic disease, and 93 patients (%40) had no chronic diseases. DBAS score was significantly higher in female patients (p
Sleep disorder;dysfuncional believes;insomnia symptoms