Assessment of subjective sleep quality in iron deficiency anaemia|
Murat, Semiz; Ali, Uslu; Serdal, Korkmaz; Süleyman, Demir; İlknur, Parlak; Mehmet, Sencan; Bahattin, Aydın & Uncu, Tunahan
Objectives: We aimed to assess the effect of anemia on subjective sleep quality in patients with iron deficiency anemia
Methods: One hundred and four patients diagnosed with IDA and 80 healthy individuals, who are gender and age matched,
were included in the study. All participants were requested to fill 3 forms: a socio-demographic form (age, gender, marital
status, income level and educational status), hospital anxiety and depression (HAD) scale and pittsburgh sleep quality index
Results: According to the HAD scale, the average anxiety score was found 9.24±4.37 in patients and 7.58± 4.07 in controls.
And, the average depression score was 7.53±4.10 in patients and 6.41±2.74 in controls. The total sleep quality score was
6.71±3.02 in patients and 4.11±1.64 in controls. There was a statistically significant difference in terms of anxiety, depression
and sleep quality scores. Linear regression analysis showed no association between anxiety and depression with poor
Conclusion: IDA affects sleep quality irrespective of psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety.
Iron deficiency anemia; sleep quality; anxiety