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Document ID (ISN)103973
CIS number 05-233
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Debbabi F., Chatti S., Magroun I., Maalel O., Mahjoub H., Mrizak N.
Title Night work: Its consequences on the health of hospital staff
Original title Le travail de nuit: ses répercussions sur la santé du personnel hospitalier [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.65, No.6, p.489-492. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Tunisia; shift work; night work; health hazards; hospitals; health care personnel; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) anxiety; disturbances of memory; gastrointestinal diseases; fatigue; body weight; questionnaire survey; case-control study; cross-sectional study; stress factors; sleep disturbances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTunisia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Health care services