|Document ID (ISN)||60146|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Poole C.J.M., Evans G. R., Spurgeon A., Bridges K.W.
||Effects of a change in shift work on health
||Nov. 1992, Vol.42, No.4, p.193-199. 23 ref.
||Aspects of health were studied in a sample of factory workers who changed their pattern of working from "fortnight about" to three advancing shifts. Within the same factory and doing similar work there was a comparison group who were working permanent days only. The change in shifts was associated with more difficulty with sleep, more indigestion, higher alcohol consumption, reduced alertness and a worse social life. There was more minor psychiatric disturbance in those who worked three shifts than in those who worked days only.
||adaptation of man to work; shift work; social aspects; mental health; hours of work; sleep disturbances
||alcoholism; comparative study; questionnaire survey; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Alcohol and drug abuse
Hours of work