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Document ID (ISN)112404
CIS number 12-0330
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Driesen K., Jansen N.W., van Amelsvoort L.G., Kant I.
Title The mutual relationship between shift work and depressive complaints - A prospective cohort study
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.37, No.5, p.402-410. 47 ref.
Internet access The_mutual_relationship_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
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Abstract The aim of this study was to examine longitudinally the mutual relationship between shift work and depressive complaints. Data from the ongoing Maastricht cohort study (1998-2008) were used. Firstly, the impact of shift work on the development of depressive complaints was studied. Secondly, the impact of depressed mood on changes in shift work at one-year follow-up was studied. Analyses were stratified for gender and age. Overall, the impact of shift work on the development of depressed mood over a ten-year period was small. Retrospective analyses found higher odds of depressed mood and depressive disorder among former or current male shift workers than among those never having done shift work. Results lacked significance when correcting for demographic and work-related factors. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; depressive neurosis; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; cohort study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Hours of work