The prevalence and the predictors of insomnia among refugees

Ahmed Mohammad Al-Smadi*, Loai Issa Tawalbeh, Omar Salem Gammoh, Ala Ashour, Malak Tayfur, Hrayr Attarian

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of insomnia and associated sociodemographic factors among refugees in Jordan. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with a representative sample of 373 refugees. The majority of refugees had moderate to severe insomnia (n = 196, 52.2%). Older age, living in the city of Mafraq, having secondary education or below, unemployed, and lacking easy access to medication were the predictors of higher insomnia. More attention by health care providers including nurses should be given to older refugees and those with a lower level of education, as these groups tend to be more liable to suffer from insomnia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1125-1133
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • availability of medication
  • educational level
  • insomnia
  • refugees
  • unemployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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Al-Smadi, A. M., Tawalbeh, L. I., Gammoh, O. S., Ashour, A., Tayfur, M., & Attarian, H. (2019). The prevalence and the predictors of insomnia among refugees. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(8), 1125-1133. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316687631