Daytime sleepiness and academic performance in medical students.

  title={Daytime sleepiness and academic performance in medical students.},
  author={R. M. N. D. Rodrigues and Carlos Alberto de Assis Viegas and A{\'i}da A A Abreu E Silva and Paulo Tavares},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  volume={60 1},
This report presents an analysis of the complaints of increasing daytime sleepiness as well as a study on their possible effects on the academic performance of medical students at the University of Brasilia. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was applied to 172 medical students, at the beginning of August 1997 and at the end of November 1997. Academic performance was measured by analyzing the number of SS grades (from 9.0 to 10 over ten) and MM grades (from 5.0 to 6.9) attained in exams at the end of… CONTINUE READING

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