Assessment of sleep quality, depression and nutrition habits of adults with insulin resistance

  • İzan Işık Baskent University
  • Selen Müftüoğlu
  • Pınar Altay Department of Internal Diseases-Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Clinic, Baskent University Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Insulin resistance, sleep quality, depression, nutrition habits


Background and aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate sleep quality, depression status and nutrition habits of adults with insulin resistance.

Material and method: The study was completed with 121 insulin resistance patients, 74 women and 47 men, aged between 18-65 years. The researcher applied to the participants a questionnaire including the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), CES Depression Scale (CES-D), Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ) and 24-Hour Food Consumption Registration Form.

Results: The mean age of the insulin resistance patients was found to be 38.64 ± 12.71 years and 2.47 ± 2.82 years. It has been determined that 50.7% of the participants follow a low-carb diet. 54.5% of individuals had poor sleep quality and 52.9% had high depression levels; It was determined that 11.5% of them had night eating syndrome.

Conclusions: This study shows that individuals with insulin resistance should be monitored in terms of sleep quality, depression and night eating behavior. These results should be supported with new studies.

How to Cite
Işık, İzan, Selen Müftüoğlu, and Pınar Altay. 2022. “Assessment of Sleep Quality, Depression and Nutrition Habits of Adults With Insulin Resistance”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 29 (1), 1-8.