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Document ID (ISN)103379
CIS number 04-475
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pitsopoulos C.N., Greenwood K.M.
Title Shift-dependent differences in self-reporting of health symptoms among shiftworkers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2004, Vol.34, No.3, p.187-193. 10 ref.
Abstract This study examined self-reports of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular symptoms among shiftworkers in Australia. Modified versions of the Standard Shiftwork Index (SSI) health measures were administered to a sample of 28 rotating shiftworkers. Self-reports of night shift symptoms were greater than those of the day shift. General, non-shift-specific reports represented an approximate average of these reports. Furthermore, self-reports of symptoms varied depending on when in the shift-cycle they were reported. No differences were detected between retrospective reports of shift-dependent symptoms and reports made immediately following completion of a set of shifts. The implications of the findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; gastrointestinal diseases; cardiovascular disorders; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; night work; Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Cardiovascular diseases