|Document ID (ISN)||112414|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tucker P., Folkard S., Ansiau D., Marquié J.C.
||The effects of age and shiftwork on perceived sleep problems - Results of the VISAT combined longitudinal and cross-sectional study
||July 2011, Vol.53, No.7, p.794-798. Illus. 17 ref.
||The_effects_of_age_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
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||With workforces in industrialized countries getting older, the study examined how shiftwork affects sleep in later life. Longitudinal data were collected in 1996, 2001, and 2006 from a large sample of employees who were 32, 42, 52, and 62 years old in 1996. Effects of shiftwork were most apparent in middle-aged participants, becoming less apparent in later years when people tended to leave shiftwork. Nevertheless, a group of younger former shift workers reported more sleep problems than those who had never worked shifts. Giving up shiftwork offset a trend for sleep problems to accumulate over time, with the net result of no change in sleep problems after cessation of shiftwork.
||shift work; sleep disturbances; older workers; risk factors
||United Kingdom; subjective assessment; long-term study; cross-sectional study; transfer to other work; age-linked differences; long-term exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
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