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Document ID (ISN)108312
CIS number 08-892
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yoshioka E., Saijo Y., Fukui T., Kawaharada M., Kishi R.
Title Association between duration of daily visual display terminal work and insomnia among local government clerks in Japan
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.51, n░2, p.148-156. 25 ref.
Abstract The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the relationship between the duration of daily visual display terminal work and sleep disturbances. A total of 2417 Japanese local government office workers (2030 men and 387 women) were investigated. Sleep disturbances were evaluated using the Athens Insomnia Scale. Visual display terminal work of 6h or more per day was significantly associated with insomnia (odds ratio 1.62) and in particular, caused problems with total sleep duration and sleepiness during the day, even after adjusting for possible confounding factors.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; sleep disturbances; government services; hours of work; office work; computer terminals
Descriptors (secondary) insomnia; sex-linked differences; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Hours of work
Public and government services
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)