Volume 26, Issue 4 (monthly_june 2015)                   Studies in Medical Sciences 2015, 26(4): 344-351 | Back to browse issues page

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Hajloo N, Alizadehgoradel J, Shiri E, Hashemi J. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALEXITHYMIA, DEPRESSION, AND SLEEP QUALITY. Studies in Medical Sciences 2015; 26 (4) :344-351
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-2903-en.html
Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran , hajloo53@uma.ac.ir
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  Background & Aims : Since possible causes, but no definitive causes, of bad sleep has been identified, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between depressions, alexithymia and sleep quality with descriptive-correlation method.

  Materials & Methods : This study descriptive correlational study was conducted on 120 (60 mal, 60 female) students of Tabriz University that were selected by random sampling. Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-21) were used to collect data. The data were analyzed by Pearson’s correlation test and multivariate regression analysis methods.

  Results: There was a significant relationship between d epression and s leep quality in students, as well as between a lexithymia and its components . Multivariate regression analysis (step by step) showed that the two components of a lexithymia include: difficulty identifying feelings and d ifficulty describing feelings predicts of s leep quality .

  Conclusion: This study confirmed the relationship between depression and alexithymia via sleep quality.  


  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2015: 26(4): 351 ISSN: 1027-3727

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