|Document ID (ISN)||103379|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Pitsopoulos C.N., Greenwood K.M.
||Shift-dependent differences in self-reporting of health symptoms among shiftworkers
||Sep. 2004, Vol.34, No.3, p.187-193. 10 ref.
||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.
||shift work; gastrointestinal diseases; cardiovascular disorders; symptoms
||subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; night work; Australia
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)