Prevalence and correlates of sleep problems among Chinese young adults

Project: Research project

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Layman's description

Sleep problems can lead to various adverse effects, including obesity, poor academic performance, and mood disorders. Factors contributing to sleep problems vary depending on the individual's lifestyle, such as eating habits, stress, and substance use. While studies have explored sleep issues among preschoolers and adults, little is known regarding the prevalence and correlates of sleep problems among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. Chinese young adults in Hong Kong, as in other countries, face an array of challenges and lifestyle changes that may influence their sleep patterns. Against this background, the aim of this study is to examine the prevalence and risk factors of sleep problems among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong and examine their sleep patterns. The findings of the study will provide insights into sleep problems to guide the development of intervention measures for young adults in Hong Kong. A mixed-method approach will be adopted, using surveys and semi-structured interviews. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) will be used to measure subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, duration, efficiency, disturbances, use of sleeping medication, and daytime dysfunction. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted to explore the factors affecting their sleeping habits.
Effective start/end date6/11/2314/01/25


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