SPHIS Research Incubation meeting

When Apr 13, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where SPHIS 103
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SPHIS Research Incubation meetings are periodic gatherings of faculty, staff, and students from SPHIS and throughout the university designed to encourage collaboration on new research projects as they emerge.

Presenter: Emmanuel Ezekekwu, BPharm, MHA, doctoral candidate & research assistant in the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) and the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences

Title: "The association of long working hours and the use of prescription sedatives in US workers."

Description: Long working hours have increased with the continuous attempts at meeting the needs of 24-hour service and globalized society. An increase in poor sleep quality has accompanied this rise in working hours. Millions of individuals in the US experience sleep disorders. However, studies examining the relationship between long working hours and sedative use are sparse. Thus, in this presentation, we examine the association between long working hours and the use of prescription sedatives in US workers. The findings from this research could ground evidence and insights in the relationship between long working hours, use of sedative-hypnotic, sleep-aid substances, and adverse health outcomes. Hence, the findings can guide employers, health systems, and researchers in designing interventions and recommendations for developing work-based policies and improving the health status of employees.

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