E-ISSN: 2148-4570 • ISSN:2148-4570
Assessment of sleep quality and anxiety levels of individuals who are in home isolation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic [Ankara Med J]
Ankara Med J. 2023; 23(1): 38-48 | DOI: 10.5505/amj.2023.33497

Assessment of sleep quality and anxiety levels of individuals who are in home isolation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sibel Baktır Altuntaş1, Güzin Zeren Öztürk2
1Department of Family Medicine, Başakşehir Çam And Sakura City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Family Medicine, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Research and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate individuals' sleep quality and anxiety levels in home isolation during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
METHODS: The study was planned in a descriptive cross-sectional design and was conducted between 01.07.2020–31.07.2020 with 186 individuals who were isolated at home due to contact with infected people and due to being infected with COVID-19. The subjects were asked to complete a sociodemographic data form, the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.
RESULTS: The mean Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index was 5.33, and the number of participants with poor sleep quality was found to be 92 (49.46%). A significant correlation was found between sleep quality and anxiety scores (r=0.705; p<0.001). Female participants who were infected with COVID-19 had higher anxiety scores (mean Beck Anxiety Inventory score: 8.93) and worse sleep quality (mean Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index score: 6.11, p = 0.002).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 Pandemic affected anxiety and sleep quality in those isolated at home. This situation is more common among female participants and those confirmed as COVID-19 positive via RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction).


Keywords: Anxiety, COVID-19, sleep quality.

Sibel Baktır Altuntaş, Güzin Zeren Öztürk. Assessment of sleep quality and anxiety levels of individuals who are in home isolation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ankara Med J. 2023; 23(1): 38-48

Corresponding Author: Sibel Baktır Altuntaş, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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