Work stress, sleep deficiency, and predicted 10-year cardiometabolic risk in a female patient care worker population

Source: Henrik B. Jacobsen, Silje E. Reme, Grace Sembajwe, Karen Hopcia, Tore C. Stiles, Glorian Sorensen, James H. Porter, Miguel Marino and Orfeu M. Buxton, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Volume 57 Issue 8, August 2014
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From the abstract:
Objectives – The aim of this study was to investigate the longitudinal effect of work-related stress, sleep deficiency, and physical activity on 10-year cardiometabolic risk among an all-female worker population.
Results – The participants were mostly white nurses with a mean age of 41 years. Adjusted linear regression showed that having sleep maintenance problems, a different occupation than nurse, and/or not exercising at recommended levels at baseline increased the 10-year cardiometabolic risk at follow-up.
Conclusions – In female workers prone to work-related stress and sleep deficiency, maintaining sleep and exercise patterns had a strong impact on modifiable 10-year cardiometabolic risk.