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Document ID (ISN)111528
CIS number 11-0278
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nabe-Nielsen K., Kecklund G., Ingre M., Skotte J., Diderichsen F., Garde A.H.
Title The importance of individual preferences when evaluating the associations between working hours and indicators of health and well-being
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.41, No.6, p.779-786. 33 ref.
Internet access 11-0278.pdf [in English]
Abstract Previous studies indicate that the effect of a given shift schedule may depend on individual factors. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether a misfit between individual preferences and actual working hours affected the association between working hours and self-reported indicators of health and well-being. The study population consisted of 173 female elderly care workers who mainly worked day or evening shifts. Self-reported questionnaire data on preferences were combined with actual work schedules during a four-week period. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; state of health; women; individual variables; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; work-rest schedules; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Health care services