Background and aims:
Sleep quality is a key aspect of the overall psychological health. Sleep quality can affect mental health in many aspects, causing major psychological disorders, such as: depression and anxiety.
to assess the overall psychological impact of sleep quality on health care providers in Jordan during COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a descriptive cross-sectional multicenter hospital-based study conducted in Jordan from the period of 2/7/2021 to 12/7/2021. 418 participants were included in the study. Data collection was done online via Google form. A questionnaire was used containing 4 validated scales, the insomnia severity index (ISI), Epworth sleepiness scale (EPS), generalized anxiety disorder-7 (GAD-7), patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9).
(56.7%) were males, (43.3%) were females. (28.8%) were residents, followed by (20.3%) were nurses, (19.7%) were general practitioners, and (16.8%) were specialists. About (44.8%) of the participants were diagnosed with COVID-19 and (75.4%) managed patients with COVID19. (32%) suffered from moderate difficulty falling asleep, and (30%) have moderate difficulty staying asleep. About (21.2%) said that there sleep problems much interfere with their daily functioning. (34.4%) feel nervous and anxious more than half of the days, while (26%) had the same problem nearly every day. (34.5%) feel tired more than half of the days, while (26%) suffered from the same issue nearly every day.
The results of this study support the view that poor sleep quality can affect the overall mental health dramatically. Poor sleep quality can cause a psychological problems, such as: depression, and anxiety.