Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291336
Title:
Subjective sleep characteristics of night shift workers
Author:
Day, Nancy Ann, 1953-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A descriptive design was used to study the subjective sleep characteristics of permanent night shift workers, examine the validity and reliability of the Visual Analog Sleep (VAS) Scales, and to compare the scores to a previously tested non night shift working sample. The VAS Scales, which employ a visual analog format to measure subjective perceptions of sleeps were reworded slightly to apply to this population, giving rise to the VAS/NS (Night Shift) Scales. A sample of 40 night shift workers completed the VAS/NS Scales on two separate days. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to evaluate this data. The VAS/NS Scales evidence good internal reliability. The factors remained essentially the same with some changes for this sample. The subjective experience of sleep was significantly different from the non night shift working sample for five of the 13 characteristics tested.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Verran, Joyce A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSubjective sleep characteristics of night shift workersen_US
dc.creatorDay, Nancy Ann, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDay, Nancy Ann, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA descriptive design was used to study the subjective sleep characteristics of permanent night shift workers, examine the validity and reliability of the Visual Analog Sleep (VAS) Scales, and to compare the scores to a previously tested non night shift working sample. The VAS Scales, which employ a visual analog format to measure subjective perceptions of sleeps were reworded slightly to apply to this population, giving rise to the VAS/NS (Night Shift) Scales. A sample of 40 night shift workers completed the VAS/NS Scales on two separate days. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to evaluate this data. The VAS/NS Scales evidence good internal reliability. The factors remained essentially the same with some changes for this sample. The subjective experience of sleep was significantly different from the non night shift working sample for five of the 13 characteristics tested.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Public and Social Welfare.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVerran, Joyce A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341268en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26341438en_US
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