|Document ID (ISN)||103973|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Debbabi F., Chatti S., Magroun I., Maalel O., Mahjoub H., Mrizak N.
||Night work: Its consequences on the health of hospital staff
||Le travail de nuit: ses répercussions sur la santé du personnel hospitalier [in French]|
||Oct. 2004, Vol.65, No.6, p.489-492. 23 ref.
||Night work and its consequences on health and social life were studied in 118 health care workers at the two university hospitals in Sousse, Tunisia. A case-control study nested in a cross-sectional study was conducted from January to April 1999, based on a standardized questionnaire. It was found that sleep disturbances consisting of difficulties in falling asleep and restless sleep were significantly higher in night workers than in day workers. Gastro-intestinal complaints were found in 38.2% of the night workers and 23.8% of the day workers respectively. Weight gains were noted in 32.7% of night workers and in 7.9% of day workers. The neuropsychic disturbances found in 76.3% of night workers and 31.7% of day workers were mainly memory disorders, anxiety, stress during work and mental fatigue.
||Tunisia; shift work; night work; health hazards; hospitals; health care personnel; state of health
||anxiety; disturbances of memory; gastrointestinal diseases; fatigue; body weight; questionnaire survey; case-control study; cross-sectional study; stress factors; sleep disturbances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Tunisia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services