New Risk Management Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at Taipei Medical University Hospital (Early morning awakening and nonrestorative sleep are associated with increased minor non-fatal accidents during work and leisure time)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Risk Management. According to news reporting originating in Taipei, Taiwan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The relationship between a composite measure of insomnia and occupational or fatal accidents has been investigated previously; however, little is known regarding the effect of various insomnia symptoms on minor non-fatal accidents during work and leisure time. We investigated the predicting role of insomnia symptoms on minor non-fatal accidents during work and leisure time."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Taipei Medical University Hospital, "Data from the 2005 Taiwan Social Development Trend Survey of 36,473 Taiwanese aged >= 18 years were analyzed in 2013. Insomnia symptoms, including difficulty in initiating sleep (DIS), difficulty in maintaining sleep (DMS), early morning awakening (EMA), and nonrestorative sleep (NRS) were investigated. A minor non-fatal accident was defined as any mishap such as forgetting to turn off the gas or faucets, accidental falls, and abrasions or cuts occurring during work and leisure time in the past month that do not require immediate medical attention. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to assess the odds ratios (ORs) and associated 95% confidence interval (CI) of minor non-fatal accidents (as a binary variable) for each insomnia symptom compared with those of people presenting no symptoms, while controlling for possible confounders. EMA and NRS increased the odds of minor non-fatal accidents occurring during work and leisure time (adjusted OR=1.19,95% CI = 1.08-1.32 and adjusted OR=1.27, 95% CI =1.17-1.37, respectively)."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "EMA and NRS are two symptoms that are significantly associated with an increased likelihood of minor non-fatal accidents during work and leisure time after adjusting for of a range of covariates."
For more information on this research see: Early morning awakening and nonrestorative sleep are associated with increased minor non-fatal accidents during work and leisure time. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;71():10-14. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.Y. Chiu, Taipei Med Univ Hosp, Sleep Sci Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include M.Y. Wang, C.K. Chang, C.M. Chen, K.R. Chou, J.C. Tsai and P.S. Tsai.
Keywords for this news article include: Taipei, Taiwan, Asia, Risk Management
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