Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2020 May;29(2):133-139. 10.5807/kjohn.2020.29.2.133.

Influence of Consecutive Night-Shift Work and Working Time on Insomnia among Hospital Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Andong Science College, Andong, Korea
  • 2Professor, School of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
This study aimed to identify the influence of consecutive night-shift work and working time on insomnia among hospital nurses.
Methods
A descriptive correlational research designutilizing secondary data analysis was adopted. Data on consecutive night-shift work, working time, and insomnia were collected from 64 hospital nurses using a Fitbit activity tracker and questionnaires, and analyzed using hierarchical logistic regression.
Results
Consecutive night-shift work for more than three days had a significant influence on insomnia among hospital nurses. Weekly working hours also accounted significantly for the variance in insomnia, exceeding the influence of consecutive night-shift work.
Conclusion
Development and implementation of proper schedules to control consecutive night-shift work and working time is important to alleviate insomnia among hospital nurses.

Keyword

Nurses; Shift work schedule; Sleep initiation and maintenance disorders
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