Applying a Translated Version of the Adolescent Sleep Habits Survey in Russian High School Children with Obesity

Olga Berdina, Irina Madaeva, Svetlana Bolshakova, Maria Tsykunova, Olga Bugun, Liubov Rychkova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2020;10(1):61-65.
DOI: 10.21103/Article10(1)_OA10
Originally published March 15, 2020


Background: Inadequate sleep duration and sleep patterns have been associated with metabolic and circadian changes that promote obesity. The aim of this study was to applicate a translated version of the Adolescent Sleep Habits Survey to assess sleep habits and schedules in Russian obese adolescents.
Methods and Results: We questioned 87 adolescents aged between 15 and 17 years: 57 with obesity and 30 with a normal weight (NW). In total, some sleep problems were observed in 60.8% of obese respondents and 28.6% of NW participants (p=0.048). School-night wake times in obese adolescents did not differ significantly from the same variables in NW adolescents. School-night bedtimes and TST only in an obese sample were later and shorter, respectively, than in NW subjects (p<0.001 for both variables). Surprisingly, NW adolescents had a greater bedtime shift than obese peers (p<0.001). Finally, about half of obese respondents reported that they usually eat (62.7%) and watch TV (44.4%)  in bed (p<0.001 for both variables compared with controls).
Conclusions: Applying a translated version of ASHS helps assess sleep habits and schedules in Russian adolescents, including obese patients.

adolescents • obesity • sleep-wake rtythm • sleep habits • self-reported survey
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Received December 9, 2020.
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