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ID (ISN) del documento56984
Número CIS 91-2083
ISSN - Título de la serie 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Rosa R.R.
Título Performance, alertness, and sleep after 3-5 years of 12h shift: A follow-up study
Información bibliográfica Apr.-June 1991, Vol.5, No.2, p.107-116. Illus. 19 ref.
Resumen Control room operators at a continuous processing plant have been working a 12h/3-4 day rotating shift schedule for over 3 years. After 7 months on this schedule, initial assessment indicated decrements in performance and alertness, and a mild to moderate sleep debt, when the 12h shift schedule was compared to the previously-worked 8h shift schedule. In an effort to track long-term adaptation to the schedule, a 3-5 year follow-up evaluation using the same set of measures was conducted. Long-term follow-up testing revealed persistent decrements in performance and alertness attributable to 12h shifts, and 1-3h reduction in total sleep time after 12h night shifts. Little deterioration in performance or alertness was observed across the workweek, which suggested day-to-day recovery from the extended workshift. The popularity of the 12h shift schedule at this worksite indicates that the workers are willing to tolerate extra fatigue to derive other benefits from this schedule.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajo por turnos; horarios de trabajo; fatiga; tareas de vigilancia
Descriptores (secundarios) privacion de sueno; estrés mental; observación de larga duración; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Ergonomia, organización del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Fatiga
Hours of work
Vigilance