International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022


Prevalence of Insomnia in Adults and its Correlation with Medical Comorbidities in Chengalpattu District - A Cross Sectional Study

Dr. Nigilesh Sundar .M | Dr. Suganthi .S


Abstract: Introduction: Insomnia is the common sleep disorder with difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep. Insomnia affects all ages significantly. The incidence of insomnia is showing an upward trend in the present days,keeping it as the background the current study aims to find out the prevalence of chronic insomnia and its association to the socioeconomic factors and persisting medical comorbid conditions. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 198 participants attending RHTC OPD of Chettinad Hospital & Research institute. Athens insomnia scale is used as a study tool to find the prevalence of insomnia. Chi-square test was used to find out the association of various factors. Results: The prevalence of insomnia was found to be 38.4%. Age, Education, Headache/migraine, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disease were significantly associated with insomnia (p=<0.05). Conclusion: Insomnia was found to be a common problem in patients attending OPD for various illness. The individuals who are found to be insomniacs should receive proper health education and counselling at the primary health care level itself.


Keywords: Insomnia, Prevalence, Tamil Nadu


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,


Pages: 1161 - 1164


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