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RMJ. 2017; 42(2): 188-190


Relationship between sleeplessness and drug abuse

Syeda Farhana Kazmi, Atiq Ur Rehman, Somayia Hafeez.

Abstract
Objectives:: To investigate the relationship between sleeplessness and drug abuse and to determine the difference in male and female on sleeplessness and drug abuse.
Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Hazara University, Mansehra and Haripur University, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The sample consisted of 150 university students, including 75 males and 75 females with the age 18-25 years. The sample was taken by using a purposive sampling technique. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Drug Abuse Screening Test -20 were used in the study.
Result: There was a significantly positive correlation between sleep problem and drug abuse (r = .257, p

Key words: Sleeplessness, drug abuse, Hazara University, Haripur University



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