Insomniac complaints interfere with quality of life but not with absenteeism: respective role of depressive and organic comorbidity.
Sleep Medicine. 2006-10-01; 7(7): 585-591
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1. Sleep Med. 2006 Oct;7(7):585-91. Epub 2006 Sep 22.
Insomniac complaints interfere with quality of life but not with absenteeism:
respective role of depressive and organic comorbidity.
Philip P(1), Leger D, Taillard J, Quera-Salva MA, Niedhammer I, Mosqueda JG,
Bioulac B, Gérard D.
(1)Clinique du sommeil, CHU Pellegrin, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Insomnia is common and associated with poor health status
and quality of life. We designed a study to evaluate the impact of insomniac
complaints with and without comorbidity on health status and absenteeism.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study performed within a 1-year
follow up study on a prospective cohort of French employees. Insomniac subjects
(n=986) were compared to control subjects (n=584). Insomniacs suffering from
self-reported depressive feelings and behavioral and organic sleep complaints
RESULTS: Subjects with insomniac complaints (whether with mood or behavioral and
organic sleep complaints or not) reported poorer quality of life and had a higher
absenteeism rate than controls (9.6+/-31 versus 5.8+/-19 days, P