Does age affect the relationship between control at work and sleep disturbance for shift workers?

Published 2014

Publication Type: Chronobiology international

Author(s): Rebecca Jane Loudoun, Olav Muurlink, David Peetz, Georgina Murray

Among miners, shift work, aging and lack of control at work may be factors leading to
increased sleep problems. Such risk factors may also operate in interaction, resulting in an
even increased harm for sleep disruption. The present study aims at evaluating these
relationships drawing on a sample of Australian mine and energy workers and their
partners. The workers were mainly men. All performed shift work that included either nights
(95%) or multiple shifts (92%), usually both (87%), while 36% were aged 50 years or …

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