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Work stress, sleep deficiency, and predicted 10-year cardiometabolic risk in a female patient care worker population.

Jacobsen HB; Reme SE; Sembajwe G; Hopcia K; Stiles TC; Sorensen G; Porter JH; Marino M; Buxton OM
Am J Ind Med 2014 Aug; 57(8):940-949
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the longitudinal effect of work-related stress, sleep deficiency, and physical activity on 10-year cardiometabolic risk among an all-female worker population. Methods: Data on patient care workers (n¼99) was collected 2 years apart. Baseline measures included: job stress, physical activity, night work, and sleep deficiency. Biomarkers and objective measurements were used to estimate 10-year cardiometabolic risk at follow-up. Significant associations (P<0.05) from baseline analyses were used to build a multivariable linear regression model. Results: The participants were mostly white nurses with a mean age of 41 years. Adjusted linear regression showed that having sleep maintenance problems, a different occupation than nurse, and/or not exercising at recommended levels at baseline increased the 10-year cardiometabolic risk at follow-up. Conclusions: In female workers prone to work-related stress and sleep deficiency, maintaining sleep and exercise patterns had a strong impact on modifiable 10-year cardiometabolic risk. <a href=""target="_blank">Erratum: </a> In Table I (p. 945), the columns with recommended physical activity (yes vs. no) need to be switched: Yes=5.6% (6.0%) and No=11.9% (11.7%), instead of No=5.6% (6.0%) and Yes=11.9% (11.7%). In Table II (p. 946), the bolding of categories should be ignored since we have received feedback that the bolding creates confusion between direction, reference categories, and significance level.
Medical-personnel; Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Workers; Injuries; Workers; Work-environment; Sleep-disorders; Sleep-deprivation; Physical-reactions; Physical-fitness; Physiological-stress; Physiological-effects; Physiology; Cardiac-function; Metabolic-rate; Humans; Women; Nurses; Age-groups; Total-Worker-Health; Author Keywords: cardiometabolic risk; nurses; sleep maintenance; physical activity; follow-up; work-family conflict
Henrik Borsting Jacobsen, PsyD, NTNU, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, PO Box 8905 MTFS, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008861; M052014
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
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Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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