Comparison of general health status and sleeping quality of shift workers in a car industry workshop 2008

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Hamidreza Mokarami 1 , * , Hosein Kakooei 2 , Alireza Dehdashti 3 , Younes Jahani 4 , Hosein Ebrahimi 5

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1 Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Medicine, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 School of Public Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran

4 Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 School of Public Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

How to Cite: Mokarami H, Kakooei H, Dehdashti A, Jahani Y, Ebrahimi H. Comparison of general health status and sleeping quality of shift workers in a car industry workshop 2008 , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2010 ; 14(3):e79477.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 14 (3); e79477
Published Online: December 19, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 07, 2009
Accepted: February 16, 2010

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Abstract

Background: Sleeping disturbances considered as a remarkable health problem among shift workers, which may lead to physical and mental disorders. This study aimed to examine the sleeping quality and its relationships with the general health among shift workers in a metal press workshop.

Methods: Descriptive study was conducted and assists 196 subjects of shift workers who were working in press workshop in a car industry. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Pittsburg sleep quality Index (PSQI) was used. In addition, some information was collected through interview in the workplace and was analyzed by Fisher and Chi-Square statistical tests.

Results: findings suggest that undesirable general health status and poor sleep quality rates were 36.7% and 50% respectively. Statistical tests showed significant associations between sleeping quality and general health (p<0.001). 50% and 31.4% of permanent daytime workers and shift workers categorized undesirable general health respectively.  Furthermore, poor sleeping quality was 57.1% and 47.1% in permanent daytime workers and shift workers. There was no significant association between shift work with general health (p= 0.33)  and  sleeping quality ( p= 0.75). 

Conclusion: According to our findings, intervention planning should focus on reducing physical stressors and workers’ education on healthy sleeping.

Keywords

shift worker healthy conditions sleeping quality car industry

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