|Document ID (ISN)||110832|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Knutsson A., B°ggild H.
||Gastrointestinal disorders among shift workers
||Mar. 2010, Vol.36, No.2, p.85-95. 50 ref.
||The aim of this study was to review literature on the association between shift work and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. A systematic review of the literature published from 1966 to 2009 was conducted, reporting GI symptoms and diseases among shift workers. Twenty studies met the inclusion criteria. Four of six studies showed a significant association between shift work and GI symptoms, and five of six studies reported an association between shift work and peptic ulcer disease. Two of three studies showed an association between shift work and functional GI disease. Only a few studies have examined gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases or GI cancers in relation to shift work. It is concluded that shift workers appear to have increased risk of GI symptoms and peptic ulcer disease. However, control for potential confounders (e.g. smoking, age, socioeconomic status and other risk factors) was often lacking or insufficient in many of the examined studies.
||shift work; gastrointestinal diseases
||cancer; symptoms; peptic ulcer; confounding factors; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Cancer and carcinogens