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The physical work environment and sleep: a latent class analysis

Journal Article


Abstract


  • : To investigate the relationships between the physical work

    environment and sleep using a person-centered approach. Methods: A total

    of 542 Australian employees aged 18 to 60 years completed a survey

    assessing exposure to physical work environment stressors (eg, noise, poor

    air quality, and hazardous manual tasks), sleep timing and sleep quality, and

    relevant covariates. Results: Latent class analysis (LCA) revealed three

    physical work environment classes: Infrequent exposure (51%); Occasional

    Exposure (31%); and Regular Exposure (18%). LCA also identified four

    sleep classes: Larks (24%); Typical sleep (43%); Insufficient sleep (20%);

    and Owls (13%). The Regular Exposure class was significantly associated

    with the Insufficient Sleep (odds ratio [OR] ¼ 3.15, [1.29, 7.66]) and Owls

    (OR¼ 3.47 [1.24, 9.71]) classes. Conclusions: The person-centered

    approach provides important insights into how unique physical work environment experiences are linked with sleep.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Gopaldasani, V., Bakand, S. & Coman, R. (2018). The physical work environment and sleep: a latent class analysis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85076125899

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • : To investigate the relationships between the physical work

    environment and sleep using a person-centered approach. Methods: A total

    of 542 Australian employees aged 18 to 60 years completed a survey

    assessing exposure to physical work environment stressors (eg, noise, poor

    air quality, and hazardous manual tasks), sleep timing and sleep quality, and

    relevant covariates. Results: Latent class analysis (LCA) revealed three

    physical work environment classes: Infrequent exposure (51%); Occasional

    Exposure (31%); and Regular Exposure (18%). LCA also identified four

    sleep classes: Larks (24%); Typical sleep (43%); Insufficient sleep (20%);

    and Owls (13%). The Regular Exposure class was significantly associated

    with the Insufficient Sleep (odds ratio [OR] ¼ 3.15, [1.29, 7.66]) and Owls

    (OR¼ 3.47 [1.24, 9.71]) classes. Conclusions: The person-centered

    approach provides important insights into how unique physical work environment experiences are linked with sleep.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Gopaldasani, V., Bakand, S. & Coman, R. (2018). The physical work environment and sleep: a latent class analysis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85076125899

Place Of Publication


  • United States