The study objective was to assess if insomnia, along with other factors, can impact the physical and mental quality of life (QOL) of the Lebanese general population. This cross-sectional study, conducted between November 2017 and March 2018, enrolled 756 community-dwelling participants. A first linear regression, using the SF-12 PCS score as the dependent variable, showed that having a family history of insomnia problems (β = 1.107, p = 0.026) was significantly associated with higher physical QOL (higher SF-12 PCS score), whereas increased stress (β = 0.048, p = 0.015) was significantly associated with lower physical QOL. A second linear regression, using the SF-12 MCS score as dependent variable, showed that having increased age (β = −0.079, p < 0.001) was significantly associated with lower mental QOL. Despite its cross-sectional design and the modest sample size, this study adds to the evidence that insomnia, along with other factors (including sociodemographic and psychological factors), can have a detrimental impact on both physical and mental QOL of participants.
*Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh;
†INSPECT-LB: Institut National de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie Clinique et Toxicologie–Liban;
‡Faculty of Pharmacy, Saint-Joseph University;
§Laboratoire de Pharmacologie, Pharmacie Clinique et Contrôle de Qualité des Médicaments, Saint-Joseph University;
∥Drug Information Center, Order of Pharmacists in Lebanon;
¶School of Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Beirut;
#Department of Life and Science, Paris Est University, Paris;
**Faculty of Pedagogy, Université de la Sainte Famille, Batroun; and
††Faculty of Medicine, and
‡‡Faculty of Pharmacy, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
Souheil Hallit and Aline Hajj are first coauthors; Pascale Salameh and Rabih Hallit are last coauthors.
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