Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Sleep deprivation and injuries in part-time Kentucky farmers: impact of self reported sleep habits and sleep problems on injury risk.

Authors
Spengler-SE; Browning-SR; Reed-DB
Source
AAOHN J 2004 Sep; 52(9):373-382
NIOSHTIC No.
20034232
Abstract
Part-time farmers who hold off-farm jobs may be at risk for injuries because of impaired performance resulting from inadequate sleep. For this study, 1004 part-time male Kentucky farmers completed a telephone interview for the 1994 to 1995 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project. Questions were included about demographics, sleep habits, and injury occurrence. Twelve percent of the farmers reported an injury requiring medical intervention in the previous year. Farmers reported sleeping an average of 7.6 hours daily. Approximately 6.7% of the sample had three symptoms of sleep apnea. Although hours of sleep were not related to injury incidence, sleep medication use (odds ratio [OR] = 2.11, 95% confidence interval CI = 1.01 to 4.40) and presence of three sleep apnea symptoms (OR = 2.48, 95% CI = 1.13 to 5.41) were related to injury incidence. These data support the need for further research to examine sleep habits and promote strategies that reduce the risk for injuries caused by lack of sleep.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Sleep-deprivation; Sleep-disorders; Injuries; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Work-analysis; Work-performance; Workers; Workplace-monitoring; Workplace-studies; Hazards; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Surveillance-programs
Contact
S. E. Spengler, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20040901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U04-CCU-406090
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky - Lexington
TOP