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J Mil Med 2020, 22(3): 252-263 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Sleep Quality in Active and Non-Active Military Retirement and its Relationship with Mental Health
Amin Amini, Hossein Shirvani *, Behzad Bazgir
Exercise Physiology Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Shirvani@bmsu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Even though aging is a natural process, many effective factors such as life style, rest and sleep pattern, stresses and confronting them can affect this process. Identifying effective factors is necessary for improving retirement quality of life. The purpose of this study was to compare quality of sleep in active and non-active military retirement and its relationship with mental health.
Methods: This is a descriptive - correlational study that 80 military retirement (40 active retirement and 40 non active retirement) aged 65 - 70 years, availability selected as statistical sample. Data was collected using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Questionnaire (PSQI) and Goldberg (GHQ-28) questionnaire of mental health. In order to compare the mean of the two groups, T-test descriptive statistics and deductive statistics were used; also, Stepwise Regression was used to predict the contribution of sleep quality components to mental health of retirees.
Results: The active military retirement had better scores in sleep quality and mental health than non-active military retirement (P<0.05). The result of step wise regression showed that none of the components of sleep quality could predict mental health in active and non-active military retirement.
Conclusion: According to the results, there is a significant difference between active and non-active military retirement. According to the current findings it can be concluded that doing public sports has a positive and significant effect on military retirement quality of sleep and mental health.
Keywords: Quality of Sleep, Military Retirement, Active, Mental Health
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2019/01/11 | Accepted: 2019/07/25
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Amini A, Shirvani H, Bazgir B. Comparison of Sleep Quality in Active and Non-Active Military Retirement and its Relationship with Mental Health. J Mil Med. 2020; 22 (3) :252-263
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