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CNAs who feel they have enough family time cope better with increased work strain related to their double & triple caregiving duties

CNAs who feel they have enough family time cope better with increased work strain related to their double & triple caregiving duties

April 13, 2017

Findings from a WFHN study published in The Gerontologist suggest that professional caregivers (certified nursing assistants, for example) who also take care of their own children, elders and, in some cases, both, experience greater work strain (indicated by emotional exhaustion, job satisfication, turnover intentions, and work climate for family sacrifices). The researchers found this strain to be buffered when the CNAs perceived that they had… Read more about CNAs who feel they have enough family time cope better with increased work strain related to their double & triple caregiving duties

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Two WFHN studies reinforce cyclical effect of getting adequate, high quality sleep

February 17, 2017

Two recent studies by WFHN researchers help to illustrate the reciprocal relationship between sleep and the following day's perceived stress levels, and vice versa, how daytime stressors can impact that night's sleep. The studies are published in the Journal of Sleep Research and the Annals of Behavioral… Read more about Two WFHN studies reinforce cyclical effect of getting adequate, high quality sleep

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Better #sleep for employees, especially #olderworkers, with more #workplaceflexibility & supervisor support

September 29, 2016

A study (in press in Sleep Health) by the WFHN reveals that those employees (particularly older workers) of an IT company that took part in an intervention study evaluating the effects of increased workplace flexibility and supervisor support experienced better duration and quality of sleep, as measured with wrist actigraphy.

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