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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Morningness/eveningness Chronobiological Assessment Of Dental Students: Chronotype [avaliação De Matutinidade/vespertinidade Dos Estudantes De Odontologia: Cronótipo]
Author: De Martino M.M.F.
Pasetti K.F.M.
Bataglion C.
Ceolim M.F.
Abstract: Background and objective: Considering that chronotype is an individual differential characteristic reflecting the time of day when individuals have their best performances, some people prefer to wake up early in the morning and are more alert in the first part of the day, others prefer to wake up later, as their peak time of the day is in the evening, and they prefer to go to bed late at night. The purpose of this study was to analyze the chronotype of undergraduate dental students and to identity the relationship between chronotype and periods of both physical activity and study, as well as to verify the correlation to age. Methods: Seventy-five first-year students, who participated voluntarily in the study, both genders, whose mean age was 19 years old (±1.5), answered the Horne and Ostberg Questionnaire (1976), which was modified and validated by Benedito-Silva et al. or Brazilian population and was applied at the Dental School of the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto (USP). Results: The results revealed a predominance of "Indifferent" chronotype, followed by "Moderately eveningness", "Moderately morningness" and "Definitely eveningness" chronotypes. A significant statistical correlation was not observed between chronotypes and individual characteristics. Conclusions: There was a predominance of indifferent chronotype among dental students and we did not find any correlation between chronotype, time of study, physical activity, gender and age.
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Date Issue: 2010
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