Contributing Influences of Work Environment on Sleep Quantity and Quality of Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Cross-Sectional Study
January 4, 2016
This article uses survey data collected from 650 nursing assistants to determine how their jobs affect the quality of their sleep. The researchers find that nearly half of the nursing assistants surveyed (46 percent) reported having short sleep durations, while 23 percent reported low sleep quality. The researchers found that sleep quality is linked to seven work-environment factors: physical demands, physical safety, violence at work, psychological demands, decision latitude, social support, and work-family conflict.