|Document ID (ISN)||110953|
|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 from the VISAT-combined longitudinal and cross-sectional study
||Apr. 2010, Vol.52, No.4, p.392-398. Illus. 13 ref.
||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.
||shift work; sleep disturbances
||long-term study; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations