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Am J Health Behav. 2015 Jan;39(1):14-21. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.39.1.2.

Subjective sleep inadequacy and self-rated health among homeless adults.

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1
The University of Houston, College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Houston, TX, USA.
2
The University of Houston, College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Houston, TX, USA. lrreitzel@uh.edu.
3
The University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the association between subjective sleep inadequacy and self-rated health in a sample of 244 homeless adults.

METHODS:

Logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess associations among 4 sleep inadequacy items (days of inadequate rest or sleep, hours of sleep, days unintentionally falling asleep during daytime, and snoring) and self-rated health in analyses adjusted for age, sex, race, education, lifetime homelessness, lifetime serious mental illness, and current depression.

RESULTS:

Days of inadequate rest or sleep, fewer hours of sleep, and days unintentionally falling asleep were each significantly associated with higher odds of poor/fair self-rated health.

CONCLUSION:

Because both inadequate sleep and poor self-rated health independently predict mortality, interventions targeting sleep quality among homeless adults are needed.

PMID:
25290593
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.39.1.2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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