OBJECTIVES: To assess the sleep pattern among teaching faculty of Isra University using Pittsburgh
sleep quality index and Epworth sleepiness scale
DESIGN: Descriptive study
SETTING: Isra University Medical College and Hospital Hyderabad Sindh.
METHOD: Eighty three members of teaching faculty of Isra were randomly selected for this
study. These were divided into 02 groups, basic and clinical teachers. All were given instructions
to fill the questionnaires of Pittsburgh sleep quality index and Epworth sleepiness scale.
These were then collected and analyzed.
RESULTS: Among faculty members mean Epworth score was 8.2 + 0.58 and mean Pittsburgh
score was 5.7 + 0.54. Both the scores in two groups were within normal range. In males Epworth
and Pittsburgh scores were 8.3 + 0.85 and 5.6 + 0.72 respectively while in females these
scores were 8.01 + 0.73 and 6.67 + 0.86. Pittsburgh score was significantly higher in females as
compared to males.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that sleep as assessed by using Pittsburgh sleep quality index
and Epworth sleepiness scale was within normal range among the faculty members of Isra University.
Female faculty members had significantly higher Pittsburgh score as compared to male
faculty members signifying worse sleep quality.
Pittsburgh score, Epworth score, sleep.