The relationships among sleep quality and chronotype, emotional disturbance, and insomnia vulnerability in shift nurses

Ching Yi Lee, Hsi Chung Chen, Mei Chih Meg Tseng, Hsin Chien Lee, Lian Hua Huang

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Abstract

Background: Shift work is a prominent feature of most nursing jobs. Although chronotype, emotional disturbance, and insomnia vulnerability are important factors for patients with insomnia in general, their effects on shift nurses are unknown. Purpose: This study explores the relationships between the sleep quality of shift nurses and the variables of chronotype, emotional disturbance, and insomnia vulnerability. Methods: A survey was conducted with 398 shift nurses in a medical center. Chronotype, emotional disturbance, insomnia vulnerability, and sleep quality were evaluated using the Smith Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire, the Brief Symptom Rating Scale, the Ford Insomnia Response to Stress Test, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, respectively. Results: On the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, 70.1% of the participants scored higher than 5. Multiple regression analysis revealed that, together with night shift work (b [SE] = 1.05 [0.35], p =.003), higher levels of emotional disturbance (b [SE] = 0.30 [0.05], p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-235
Number of pages11
JournalThe journal of nursing research : JNR
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2015

Keywords

  • chronotype
  • emotional disturbance
  • insomnia vulnerability
  • shift nurse
  • sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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