Association of shift work with physical activity among police officers: the Buffalo cardio-metabolic occupational police stress study.
Ma-CC; Burchfiel-CM; Fekedulegn-D; Andrew-ME; Charles-LE; Gu-JK; Mnatsakanova-A; Violanti-JM
J Occup Environ Med 2011 Sep; 53(9):1030-1036
OBJECTIVE: To examine relations of shift work with occupational, sports, and household physical activity (PA) among police officers. METHODS: Self-reported PA was assessed among 350 male and female officers (aged 27 to 66). Day, afternoon, or midnight shift was identified from daily payroll records. RESULTS: Shift work was associated with prevalence of hard-intensity (occupational and sport) PA among men, and very hard-intensity sport PA among women, with afternoon workers reporting the highest prevalence. Shift work was independently associated with total hours of hard-intensity PA among men and very hard-intensity PA among women, with afternoon workers reporting the most hours. CONCLUSION: Results indicated that hard and very hard-intensity PA varied significantly across shifts with afternoon workers being the most active.
Shift-work; Shift-workers; Police-officers; Law-enforcement; Law-enforcement-workers; Physical-exercise; Physical-fitness; Men; Women; Work-intervals; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Group-behavior; Cardiac-function; Metabolic-activation; Metabolic-study; Cardiovascular-disease; Cardiovascular-function; Disease-prevention
Claudia C. Ma, MS, MPH, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HELD/BEB, MS L-4050,1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
Services: Public Safety
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine