Work schedule differences in sleep problems of nursing home caregivers

Masaya Takahashi, Kazuyuki Iwakiri, Midori Sotoyama, Shigekazu Higuchi, Masako Kiguchi, Mamoru Hirata, Naomi Hisanaga, Teruyo Kitahara, Kazushi Taoda, Katsuo Nishiyama

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

17 被引用数 (Scopus)


Nursing home caregivers (n=775; 604 women; mean age 33.6 years) were studied to examine how work schedules affect their sleep. The shift group (n=536) worked under a rotating two-shift system (n=365), a rotating three-shift system (n=66), or other types of shifts (n=78). The non-shift group included 222 caregivers. Participants completed a questionnaire about working conditions, sleep problems, health, lifestyle, and demographic factors. The two-shift caregivers reported the highest levels of difficulty initiating sleep (DIS, 37.6%), insomnia symptoms (43.0%), and poor quality of sleep (24.9%) among the groups. Adjusted odds ratios for these problems were significantly greater for the two-shift caregivers than for non-shift counterparts: DIS (odds ratio 2.86, 95% confidence interval 1.57-5.20), insomnia symptoms (2.33, 1.36-4.02), and poor sleep quality (2.15, 1.09-4.22). Our data suggest that working under a rotating two-shift system, which has a longer night shift, is associated with an elevated risk of sleep problems for nursing home caregivers.

ジャーナルApplied Ergonomics
出版ステータス出版済み - 9月 2008

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 人的要因と人間工学
  • 理学療法、スポーツ療法とリハビリテーション
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 工学(その他)


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