Relationship of type of work with health-related quality of life

Yuri Kawabe, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Sayuri Kikuchi, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Yoshitaka Murakami, Taichiro Tanaka, Toru Takebayashi, Akira Okayama, Katsuyuki Miura, Tomonori Okamura, Shunichi Fukuhara, Hirotsugu Ueshima

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)


Purpose: To examine the relation of work type with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in healthy workers. Methods: We cross-sectionally examined 4427 (3605 men and 822 women) healthy workers in Japan, aged 19–69 years. We assessed HRQoL based on scores for five scales of the SF-36. Multiple regression was applied to examine the relation of work type (nighttime, shift, day to night, and daytime) with the five HRQoL norm-based scores, lower scores of which indicate poorer health status, adjusted for confounding factors, including sleeping duration. Results: Shiftwork was inversely related to role physical [regression estimate (β) = −2.12, 95 % confidence intervals (CI) −2.94, −1.30, P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2927-2932
Number of pages6
JournalQuality of Life Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 3



  • Health-related quality of life
  • SF-36
  • Shift work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Kawabe, Y., Nakamura, Y., Kikuchi, S., Suzukamo, Y., Murakami, Y., Tanaka, T., Takebayashi, T., Okayama, A., Miura, K., Okamura, T., Fukuhara, S., & Ueshima, H. (2015). Relationship of type of work with health-related quality of life. Quality of Life Research, 24(12), 2927-2932.