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dc.contributor.authorMellor, Gary
dc.contributor.authorVan Vorst, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-15T01:24:56Z
dc.date.available2019-03-15T01:24:56Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2165-0969en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2165079915595157en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99038
dc.description.abstractThis study measured the daytime sleepiness (DS) and work safety of fathers during the first 12 weeks of their babies’ lives (i.e., early fatherhood). A questionnaire was developed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Safety Behaviour at Work Scale, a self-reported sleep history, and a work-related incident history. Of the 221 participants, the vast majority reported they experienced less than 6 hours of interrupted sleep per night during the 12 weeks of the study, and an increasing frequency and severity of DS. The study also revealed an inverse correlation between ESS and Safety Behaviour at Work scores; fathers were 14% more likely to report a near-miss accident at work at 12 weeks. This study posits that antenatal classes and assessment of fathers’ sleepiness at work by occupational health practitioners could assist fathers in reducing daytime sleepiness and mitigating the risk of workplace incidents.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationssen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom495en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto501en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWorkplace Health and Safetyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume63en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Occupational Health and Safetyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111705en_US
dc.titleDaytime Sleepiness in Men during Early Fatherhooden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 SLACK Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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