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Effects of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Shift Work on Daily Mood: a Prospective Mobile Monitoring Study of Medical Interns

Overview of attention for article published in JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 2018
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Title
Effects of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Shift Work on Daily Mood: a Prospective Mobile Monitoring Study of Medical Interns
Published in
JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 2018
DOI 10.1007/s11606-018-4373-2
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David A. Kalmbach, Yu Fang, J. Todd Arnedt, Amy L. Cochran, Patricia J. Deldin, Adam I. Kaplin, Srijan Sen

Abstract

Although short sleep, shift work, and physical inactivity are endemic to residency, a lack of objective, real-time information has limited our understanding of how these problems impact physician mental health. To understand how the residency experience affects sleep, physical activity, and mood, and to understand the directional relationships among these variables. A prospective longitudinal study. Thirty-three first-year residents (interns) provided data from 2 months pre-internship through the first 6 months of internship. Objective real-time assessment of daily sleep and physical activity was assessed through accelerometry-based wearable devices. Mood scaled from 1 to 10 was recorded daily using SMS technology. Average compliance rates prior to internship for mood, sleep, and physical activity were 77.4, 80.2, and 93.7%, and were 78.8, 53.0, and 79.9% during internship. After beginning residency, interns lost an average of 2 h and 48 min of sleep per week (t = - 3.04, p < .01). Mood and physical activity decreased by 7.5% (t = - 3.67, p < .01) and 11.5% (t = - 3.15, p < .01), respectively. A bidirectional relationship emerged between sleep and mood during internship wherein short sleep augured worse mood the next day (b = .12, p < .001), which, in turn, presaged shorter sleep the next night (b = .06, p = .03). Importantly, the effect of short sleep on mood was twice as large as mood's effect on sleep. Lastly, substantial shifts in sleep timing during internship (sleeping ≥ 3 h earlier or later than pre-internship patterns) led to shorter sleep (earlier: b = - .36, p < .01; later: b = - 1.75, p < .001) and poorer mood (earlier: b = - .41, p < .001; later: b = - .41, p < .001). Shift work, short sleep, and physical inactivity confer a challenging environment for physician mental health. Efforts to increase sleep opportunity through designing shift schedules to allow for adequate opportunity to resynchronize the circadian system and improving exercise compatibility of the work environment may improve mood in this depression-vulnerable population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 13 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Researcher 5 11%
Other 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 17 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 16%
Physics and Astronomy 3 7%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 120. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2018.
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#100,499
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Outputs from JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine
#84
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#5,748
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Outputs of similar age from JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine
#9
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