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The relationship between shift work, perceived stress, sleep and health in Swiss police officers
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 580568
Author(s) Gerber, Markus; Hartmann, Tim; Brand, Serge; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Puehse, Uwe
Author(s) at UniBasel Hartmann, Tim
Pühse, Uwe
Brand, Serge
Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith
Gerber, Markus
Year 2010
Title The relationship between shift work, perceived stress, sleep and health in Swiss police officers
Journal Journal of criminal justice
Volume 38
Number 6
Pages / Article-Number 1167-1175
Abstract Purpose: This study examined how a specific shift system was associated with stress, sleep and health among police officers. Moreover, this study investigated whether gender moderated the association between shift work and stress, sleep and health. Additional analyses were performed to find out how stress and shift work interact in explaining sleep and health.Methods: The findings are based on a cross-sectional survey. A written questionnaire was sent to all employees of a local police force. 460 police officers (M = 40.67 years, SD = 9.66; 25.2% females) volunteered to take part in the study. 251 subjects were shift workers (54.6%). Police officers filled in a series of validated instruments assessing stress (TICS), perceived health (SF-12, somatic complaints, health care use) and sleep (ISI, PSQI).Results: Shift work was associated with increased social stress, work discontent and sleep complaints. In turn, shift workers reported decreased use of primary health care. Moreover, stress was associated with increased sleep complaints and lower scores in perceived health. The interplay between stress and shift work did not produce any significant effects.Conclusions: Workforce health promotion should make attempts to reduce chronic stress, while occupational health physicians should emphasize the diagnosis of undetected sleep disorders. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Publisher Elsevier
ISSN/ISBN 0047-2352
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.09.005
ISI-Number WOS:000285234100009
Document type (ISI) Article

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