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The role of lifestyle on NHS ambulance workers’ wellbeing

Hutchinson, L, Forshaw, MJ, McIlroy, D and Poole, H (2021) The role of lifestyle on NHS ambulance workers’ wellbeing. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health: employee assistance practice and research. ISSN 1555-5240

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Abstract

The role of lifestyle on mental health in the ambulance worker population is unclear. The aim of this paper is to explore the role and impact of lifestyle on the mental health of ambulance workers within the United Kingdom (UK). Participants (N = 160) were recruited from 4 NHS ambulance trusts in England. Data were collected on lifestyle factors (sleep, physical activity and alcohol use) and mental health outcomes (trauma, anxiety, depression and stress); these were assessed by use of various questionnaires including validated measures. Sleep was shown to be the single biggest unique and significant predictor to all mental health outcomes. Suggestions for future research and intervention are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health and Health Services, 1503 Business and Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Psychology (new Sep 2019)
Publisher: Routledge
Date Deposited: 13 May 2021 12:39
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 12:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/15555240.2021.1922286
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15001

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