ABSTRACT Purpose In our study, we aimed to evaluate the sleep disorders,
sleep quality of the patients who applied to family health centers, to
determine the situations that might be related with insomnia and to
determine the insomnia rates of the general population in primary care.
Methods This study is a descriptive research and conducted in Ankara
Güdül, Antalya Değirmenözü, Bursa Sırameşeler, Gaziantep Family Health
Center policlinics. The study population consisted of all patients over
18 years of age who were admitted to the family health centers for any
reason. A 10-question questionnaire, Berlin questionnaire, Pittsburgh
sleep quality index and insomnia severity scales were collected by the
researchers from October to December 2017 using face-to-face interview
method. Results 299 people participated in study and 54.5% of them were
women. According to the results of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale, it
was found that 27.1% of the participants’ sleep quality was good and
72.9% of them were poor; according to the Berlin sleep questionnaire,
27.4% had high OSAS risk and 72.2% had a low OSAS risk. According to
total Insomnia Severity Index, 27.1% had insomnia lower threshold,
15.4% had moderate insomnia, 3.7% severe insomnia was detected.
Conclusions In this context, it will be very effective in terms of the
quality of life of patients in order to determine the conditions that
disrupt sleep hygiene and to perform the necessary interventions which
can be intervened in the primary health care institutions and the other
patients to be delivered to the related upper levels.