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Relationships between self-rated health, quality of life and sleep duration in middle aged and elderly Australians

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Abstract


  • Objective: To determine whether sleep duration is associated with self-rated health and quality of life in

    adults residing in New South Wales, Australia.

    Methods: Cross-sectional data from the 45 and Up Study were used. Sleep duration, self-rated health,

    quality of life and other health-related variables were assessed using a self-report questionnaire. Multinomial

    logistic regression models were used to examine whether sleep duration predicted self-rated

    health and quality of life.

    Results: The sample included 63,408 adults aged 45–95 years. After controlling for a range of covariates,

    <6 h sleep (OR = 1.49, 95% CI 1.31–1.70), 6 h sleep (OR = 1.28, 95% CI 1.17–1.38) and P9 h sleep

    (OR = 1.56, 95% CI 1.46–1.67) were associated with poorer self-rated health. Similarly, <6 h sleep

    (OR = 1.80, 95% CI 1.57–2.07), 6 h sleep (OR = 1.36, 95% CI 1.24–1.49) and P9 h sleep (OR = 1.41, 95%

    CI 1.30–1.53) were associated with poorer quality of life.

    Conclusion: Short and long sleep were significantly associated with poor self-rated health and lower quality

    of life in this large sample of middle aged and older Australian adults. While cross-sectional, these

    results add weight to recent data emphasising the importance of adequate sleep in physical and mental

    health.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P. & Iverson, D. C. (2011). Relationships between self-rated health, quality of life and sleep duration in middle aged and elderly Australians. Sleep Medicine, 12 (4), 346-350.

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Abstract


  • Objective: To determine whether sleep duration is associated with self-rated health and quality of life in

    adults residing in New South Wales, Australia.

    Methods: Cross-sectional data from the 45 and Up Study were used. Sleep duration, self-rated health,

    quality of life and other health-related variables were assessed using a self-report questionnaire. Multinomial

    logistic regression models were used to examine whether sleep duration predicted self-rated

    health and quality of life.

    Results: The sample included 63,408 adults aged 45–95 years. After controlling for a range of covariates,

    <6 h sleep (OR = 1.49, 95% CI 1.31–1.70), 6 h sleep (OR = 1.28, 95% CI 1.17–1.38) and P9 h sleep

    (OR = 1.56, 95% CI 1.46–1.67) were associated with poorer self-rated health. Similarly, <6 h sleep

    (OR = 1.80, 95% CI 1.57–2.07), 6 h sleep (OR = 1.36, 95% CI 1.24–1.49) and P9 h sleep (OR = 1.41, 95%

    CI 1.30–1.53) were associated with poorer quality of life.

    Conclusion: Short and long sleep were significantly associated with poor self-rated health and lower quality

    of life in this large sample of middle aged and older Australian adults. While cross-sectional, these

    results add weight to recent data emphasising the importance of adequate sleep in physical and mental

    health.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P. & Iverson, D. C. (2011). Relationships between self-rated health, quality of life and sleep duration in middle aged and elderly Australians. Sleep Medicine, 12 (4), 346-350.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953061799

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4597&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3545

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 346

End Page


  • 350

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 4