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Document ID (ISN)110627
CIS number 10-0297
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eriksen W., Bjorvatn B., Bruusgaard D., Knardahl S.
Title Work factors as predictors of poor sleep in nurses' aides
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.301-310. 42 ref.
Abstract The aim was to identify work factors that predict poor sleep in assistant nurses. The study was based on questionnaire responses of a randomly selected sample of over 5000 Norwegian assistant nurses, as well as responses to a second questionnaire three months later. A wide spectrum of work factors was assessed at baseline by questions from the General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social factors at Work. Subjective sleep quality during the previous three months was measured at baseline and follow-up by a question from the Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire. Medium and high demands, a high demand-control ratio, frequent exposure to role conflicts, and frequent exposure to threats and violence at work were associated with increased odds of poor sleep during the successive three months, after adjustments for sleep quality during the three months before baseline, other work factors and background factors. High support from immediate superior, frequent rewards for well-done work and a high level of control were associated with reduced odds of poor sleep.
Descriptors (primary) sleep disturbances; women; nursing personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; psychology of work organization; motivation; questionnaire survey; hospitals; stress factors; social aspects; violence
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Women
Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Violence