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Document ID (ISN)110953
CIS number 10-0530
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
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 from the VISAT-combined longitudinal and cross-sectional study
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.52, No.4, p.392-398. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract With the workforces in industrialized countries getting older, this study sought to determine how shift work affects sleep in later life. Longitudinal data were collected from a large sample in 1996, 2001 and 2006 from employees who were 32, 42, 52 and 62 years old in 1996. The effects of shift work were most apparent in the early and middle years of working life. Former shift workers reported more sleep problems than both current shift workers and those who had never worked shifts. Giving up shift work off-set the age-related accumulation of sleep problems, with the net result that former shift workers showed little or no change in sleep problems over the three measurement occasions. It is concluded that while the effects of shift work on sleep may persist for a long time after giving up shift work, they are not permanent.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; sleep disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors