Relationship between fatigue severity and sleep hygiene of hospital cleaning staff
Ummuhan Akturk, Funda Kavak
Inonu University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Public Health Nursing, Malatya, Turkey
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine (1) severity of fatigue and sleep hygiene of shift workers in the hospital and (2) the relationship between the severity of fatigue and sleep hygiene.
Material and methods: The survey was conducted between March- April 2018 among cleaning staff members working at the Training and Research Hospital. In the survey, 342 housekeeping staff who agreed with the unscored survey were reached. After receiving the required permissions from the surveying institution, the Employee Information Form, Fatigue Severity Scale and Sleep Index were used. In the evaluation of the data, mean, percentage distribution, independent t test, variance analysis and correlation were applied.
Results: There was a statistically significant relationship between fatigue severity and sleep hygiene scale scores of the employees and socio-demographic characteristics of employees (p <0.05).
Conclusions: When we look at the relationship between fatigue severity and sleep hygiene of the researchers; it is observed that there is a positive correlation between the severity of fatigue and sleep hygiene, ie, as the severity of fatigue increases, sleep hygiene deteriorates and negative sleep behaviors increase.