|Document ID (ISN)||110627|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Eriksen W., Bjorvatn B., Bruusgaard D., Knardahl S.
||Work factors as predictors of poor sleep in nurses' aides
||Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.301-310. 42 ref.
||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.
||sleep disturbances; women; nursing personnel; risk factors
||Norway; psychology of work organization; motivation; questionnaire survey; hospitals; stress factors; social aspects; violence
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Health care services
Psychology of work organization