Relationship between stress and sleep bruxism among aircrew

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Abstract

Background: Sleep bruxism is a parafunctional activity related to the sleep state. One of the causes is stress ("home stress" and the "effect of home stress on the occupation") in a work environment with a great amount of responsibility and high risk, such as an aircrew profession in a flight environment. However, research on stress and sleep bruxism on aircrews in Indonesia has not been done. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between stress and sleep bruxism on aircrews. Methods: Subjects consisted of 214 national airline aircrew from Indonesia. Subjects completed two questionnaires that were modifications of the Sloan and Cooper's questionnaire and a sleep bruxism questionnaire. This study took place in two stages. The first stage was a validation test and reliability modifications of the Sloan and Cooper's questionnaire, and the second stage was a cross-sectional test. Results: A Mann-Whitney test showed no significant relationship between home stress and age with sleep bruxism (p > 0.05). An unpaired t-test showed that there was a significant relationship between the effect of home stress on the occupation and sleep bruxism (p < 0.05). Conclusion: There was no significant relationship between home stress and sleep bruxism, but there was a significant relationship between the effect of home stress on the occupation and sleep bruxism on aircrews.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-643
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume10
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Aircrew
  • Sleep bruxism
  • Stress

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