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Document ID (ISN)78221
CIS number 02-453
ISSN - Serial title 0340-2444 - Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kundi M., Wöckinger G.
Title Psychosocial aspects of flexible shift work organization among hospital nurses
Original title Psychosoziale Aspekte flexibler Diensteinteilung für das Pflegepersonal in Krankenanstalten [in German]
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.54, No.5, p.306-310. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The influence of the shift work schedule on sleep duration and social life was determined by conducting a questionnaire survey among 134 nurses in various hospitals in Austria. The aim of the study was to assess possible benefits of flexible shift schedule arrangements compared to traditional 12-hour day or night shift and 8-hour 3-shift schedules. Nurses with flexible shift schedule reported less interference with family obligations and leisure time activities and higher sleep duration and quality. They were on average also more satisfied with their schedule. In both groups with fixed schedules, a significant correlation between interference with family and leisure activities and sleep was observed.
Descriptors (primary) sleep; flexible working time; social aspects; nursing personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) Austria; shift work; comparative study; work time schedules; questionnaire survey; sleep deprivation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Health care services
Hours of work