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Sleep Med. 2006 Oct;7(7):585-91. Epub 2006 Sep 22.

Insomniac complaints interfere with quality of life but not with absenteeism: respective role of depressive and organic comorbidity.

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Clinique du sommeil, CHU Pellegrin, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France. pierrephilip@compuserve.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

Insomnia is common and associated with poor health status and quality of life. We designed a study to evaluate the impact of insomniac complaints with and without comorbidity on health status and absenteeism.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This is a cross-sectional study performed within a 1-year follow up study on a prospective cohort of French employees. Insomniac subjects (n=986) were compared to control subjects (n=584). Insomniacs suffering from self-reported depressive feelings and behavioral and organic sleep complaints were excluded.

RESULTS:

Subjects with insomniac complaints (whether with mood or behavioral and organic sleep complaints or not) reported poorer quality of life and had a higher absenteeism rate than controls (9.6+/-31 versus 5.8+/-19 days, P<0.01). A logistic regression model adjusting for depressive and behavioral and organic sleep complaints showed that insomniac complaints were no longer predictive of absenteeism.

CONCLUSIONS:

Insomniac complaints are strongly associated with deterioration in quality of life but not necessarily with higher absenteeism.

PMID:
16996306
DOI:
10.1016/j.sleep.2006.04.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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