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Sanjari, Shirazi, Heidari, Maleki, Saalemi. Association of Sleep Behaviors and Occupational Injuries in Nurses. IJN 2009; 22 (61) :32-41
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  Background: Occupational injury is one of the most important occupational health problems. Findings showed that 52.5 percent of occupation injuries are related to sleep problems. Shortage of sleep and low quality of sleep persuade in daily performance. Literatures suggest that, nurses are approximately susceptible 4.27 times more than physician in occupational injuries.

  Methods: In this Cross Sectional Study authors defined association of sleep problems and occupational injuries in nurses. 102 nurses took part in this study, which were selected by random sampling method. Self- report questionnaire were used to gather data.

  Result: Based on the result, the highest score belong to chronic fatigue (76.5) and shortage of sleep (81.4). Besides, there was no significant relation between “amount of sleep” “disturbance in integrity of sleep” and “early awake morning” to occupation injuries.

  Conclusion: According to the results, nurses face to occupational injuries abundantly. Most of nurses have circle shift. That is why, providing suitable facilities to reach in normal pattern of sleep can help to promote of performance and delivered services. These mentioned things raise satisfaction of clients and quality of services.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2010/03/8 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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