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The impact of work schedules, home, and work demands on self-reported sleep in registered nurses.
Geiger-Brown J; Trinkoff A; Rogers VE
J Occup Environ Med 2011 Mar; 53(3):303-307
Objective: To explore the relationship of work schedules to self-reported restless and inadequate sleep in a large population-based sample of registered nurses. Methods: Cross-sectional mailed survey (n = 2246). Work schedule measures included hours worked per day and per week, weekends per month, shift, frequency of quick returns, mandatory overtime or on-call hours, and circadian mismatch, with indexing to reflect overall schedule adversity. Odds of restless and inadequate sleep related to work schedule components are reported, adjusted for age, childcare, and other domestic responsibilities and physical and psychosocial work demands. Results: Odds of inadequate and restless sleep showed a clear dose effect for adversity of work schedule, even when adjusted for age and home demands. Odds were attenuated after adjustment for work demands. Conclusions: Current scheduling practices and high work demands negatively impact nurses' sleep and may be partially explained by exposure to work demands.
Sleep-deprivation; Sleep-disorders; Nurses; Nursing; Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Workers; Work-environment; Circadian-rhythms; Age-groups; Physiological-factors; Physiological-function; Physiological-stress; Psychological-stress; Psychological-effects; Psychological-fatigue; Psychological-reactions; Physiological-fatigue; Humans; Men; Women; Shift-work; Shift-workers; Safety-measures; Etiology
Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 W Lombard St, Ste 575, Baltimore, MD 21201
Grant; Cooperative Agreement
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007554; Grant-Number-R21-OH-008392; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008460
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division