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Document ID (ISN)110799
CIS number 10-0448
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ┼kerstedt T., Kecklund G., SelÚn J.
Title Disturbed sleep and fatigue as predictors of return from long-term sickness absence
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.209-214. 31 ref.
Internet access Disturbed_sleep_and_fatigue.pdf [in English]
Abstract Long-term sickness absence has doubled in Sweden, as have complaints of disturbed sleep. The present study sought to investigate the prospective link between long-term sickness absence and disturbed sleep or fatigue. Sleep and fatigue from a representative national sample was followed up 1.5-2 yr later in terms of return from long-term (≥90 d) and intermediate term (14-89 d) sickness absence. 8,300 individuals participated in the survey, out of which 372 were on long-term and 1,423 were on intermediate term sick leave. The data was analyzed using logistic regression analysis with adjustment for background and work environment variables. Findings are discussed. The results indicate that disturbed sleep and fatigue are predictors of lack of return from long-term and intermediate-term sickness absence.
Descriptors (primary) sickness absenteeism; fatigue; sleep disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; psychology of absenteeism; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Statistical methods