Development of a University Campus Healthy Sleep Promotion Program

Brian E. McCabe, Adam S. Troy, Hersila H. Patel, Valerie Halstead, Mayra Arana

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Abstract

This article provides a preliminary evaluation of a campus sleep health program for undergraduate university students. In this study, 5 focus groups with 38 undergraduates assessed perceptions about sleep in relationship to college experiences. Additionally, 35 undergraduate students participated in campus sleep improvement workshops, and completed a brief self-report survey before and after the workshop. Results showed five themes emerged from focus groups: (a) Sleep and its impact on academics, (b) Understanding of the importance of sleep, (c) Procrastination and its impact on sleep, (d) Stress, and (e) Sleep and extracurricular/social activities. Based on self-report surveys, there was no improvement in perceived sleep importance, but perceived sleep confidence of undergraduate student-participants increased significantly after the workshop. The sleep health program for undergraduates showed promising results, and should be evaluated using a larger, more rigorous design in future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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