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Document ID (ISN)112414
CIS number 12-0331
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tucker P., Folkard S., Ansiau D., Marquié J.C.
Title The effects of age and shiftwork on perceived sleep problems - Results of the VISAT combined longitudinal and cross-sectional study
Bibliographic information July 2011, Vol.53, No.7, p.794-798. Illus. 17 ref.
Internet access The_effects_of_age_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; sleep disturbances; older workers; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; subjective assessment; long-term study; cross-sectional study; transfer to other work; age-linked differences; long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Older workers
Hours of work