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Document ID (ISN)109645
CIS number 09-674
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morghen I., Turola M.C., Forini E., Di Pasquale P., Zanatta P., Matarazzo T.
Title Ill-lighting syndrome: Prevalence in shift-work personnel in the anaesthesiology and intensive care department of three Italian hospitals
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.4, No.6, 6p. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-4-6.pdf [in English]
Abstract In order to identify any signs and symptoms of the so-called "ill-lighting syndrome", this study was carried out on a sample of anaesthetists and nurses employed in the operating theatres and intensive care departments of three Italian hospitals. Data on the subjective emotional discomfort (stress) experienced by these subjects were collected by means of questionnaires. Workplace illumination levels were measured and correlations between discomfort and illumination were analysed using logistic regression. It was found that the percentage of high stress was reduced as the exposure to luminance was increased, although this finding was not statistically significant. The stress levels were found to be more heavily influenced by non-occupational factors and working conditions than by ambient lighting.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; shift work; hospitals; risk factors; health care personnel; stress factors; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; non-occupational factors; Italy; questionnaire survey; artificial lighting; circadian rhythm; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Lighting and colour