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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.issn2165-0969
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2165079915595157
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publicationss
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom495
dc.relation.ispartofpageto501
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWorkplace Health and Safety
dc.relation.ispartofvolume63
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Occupational Health and Safety
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111705
dc.titleDaytime Sleepiness in Men during Early Fatherhood
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
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.
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