A cross-sectional exploration of excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and musculoskeletal pain among migrant farmworkers.
Sandberg-JC; Grzywacz-JG; Talton-JW; Quandt-SA; Chen-H; Chatterjee-AB; Arcury-TA
J Agromed 2012 Jan; 17(1):70-80
In this study the authors estimated the prevalence of elevated daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms, and musculoskeletal pain among Latino migrant farmworkers, and examined the relationship among these symptoms. Data are from a cross-sectional survey of migrant farmworkers (N=300) conducted in eastern North Carolina in 2009. Eleven percent of Latino farmworkers reported elevated levels of daytime sleepiness, 28% reported elevated levels of depressive symptoms, and 5% reported moderate to severe musculoskeletal pain on a daily or weekly basis. Depressive symptoms and daytime sleepiness were positively associated. Depression and daytime sleepiness may increase risk of injury; further research regarding sleep issues is warranted.
Sociological-factors; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Workers; Farmers; Humans; Men; Women; Sleep-disorders; Mental-health; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Risk-factors; Injuries; Accidents;
Author Keywords: Depression; excessive daytime sleepiness; musculoskeletal; migrant; farmworkers; Latino
Thomas A. Arcury, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Journal of Agromedicine
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York