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Health Consequences of Shift Work.


PB80176563

Publication Date 1978
Personal Author Tasto, D. L.; Colligan, M. J.; Skjei, E. W.; Polly, S. J.
Page Count 150
Abstract This 30-month study, conducted by SRI and sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, investigated the effect of working unconventional hours, i.e., afternoon, night, and rotating shifts, on the psychological and physiological well-being of workers. Data for a sample of about 1,200 nurses and a similar number of food processors were collected by review of health and accident files and from the administration of a lengthy questionnaire. Areas of inquiry included: basic subject demography (e.g., age, sex, race, marital status, and length of employment), incidence and prevalence of physical complaints and illness histories; eating patterns; sleep patterns; medication usage; life style and domestic patterns; and psychological profiles. The results of extensive computer analyses of the health and accident records and the questionnaire data are reported in separate sections of this report.
Keywords
  • Performance evaluation
  • Records management
  • Psychological effects
  • Physiological effects
  • Questionnaires
  • Demography
  • Reviews
  • Data processing
  • Nurses
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Shiftwork
  • Food processors
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198016
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-75-0072
Health Consequences of Shift Work.
Health Consequences of Shift Work.
PB80176563

  • Performance evaluation
  • Records management
  • Psychological effects
  • Physiological effects
  • Questionnaires
  • Demography
  • Reviews
  • Data processing
  • Nurses
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Shiftwork
  • Food processors
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-75-0072
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