Shift Work and Sleep Quality Among Urban Police Officers
Published Date:Mar 2016
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 58(3):e66-e71.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4829798
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
The aim of the study was to examine association of shift work with sleep quality in police officers.
Data were obtained from the Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress study (n =363). An electronic work history database was used to define shift as day, afternoon, or night for three durations: past month, 1 year, and 15 years. Sleep quality was determined using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.
The overall prevalence of poor sleep quality was 54%; 44% for day, 60% for afternoon, and 69% for night shift. Poor sleep quality was 70% more prevalent among night-shift officers (P <0.001) and 49% higher among those on the afternoon shift (P =0.003) relative to officers working on the day shift.
Night and evening work schedules are associated with elevated prevalence of poor sleep quality among police officers.
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