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Ann Occup Environ Med. 2014 May 22;26:11. doi: 10.1186/2052-4374-26-11. eCollection 2014.

Factors Related to Sleep Disorders among Male Firefighters.

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  • 1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center of Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
  • 2Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center of Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea ; Department of Preventive Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with sleep disorders in male firefighters working in a metropolitan city in South Korea.

METHODS:

Self-administered questionnaires including the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, Korean Occupational Stress Scale-Short Form, Psychosocial Well-Being Index-Short Form, Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index, and Beck-Depression Inventory-2 as well as surveys collecting socio-demographic characteristics and work-related factors were given to 730 male firefighters. After exclusion for missing data, 657 male firefighters were included, and logistic regression analysis adjusted for the work-related factors, psychosocial factors, and general risk factors were used to assess the relationship between sleep disorders and associated factors.

RESULTS:

The prevalence of sleep disorders was 48.7%. Shift work (adjusted OR 1.58, 95% CI = 1.02-2.45), musculoskeletal symptoms (adjusted OR 2.89, 95% CI = 2.02-4.14), and depression (adjusted OR 7.04 95% CI = 4.03-12.30) were associated with sleep disorders.

CONCLUSIONS:

Musculoskeletal symptoms, shift work, and depression are associated with sleep disorders. Integrated health management is needed to promote good sleep quality among firefighters.

KEYWORDS:

Firefighters; Risk factors; Sleep disorders

PMID:
24864191
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PMCID:
PMC4032819
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