Intervention in shift scheduling and changes in biomarkers of heart disease in hospital wards.

@article{Bggild2001InterventionIS,
  title={Intervention in shift scheduling and changes in biomarkers of heart disease in hospital wards.},
  author={Henrik B\oggild and Hans Jeppe Jeppesen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          87-96
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The effect of introducing regularity, few consecutive night shifts, more weekends off, and only 2 different types of shifts (day-evening or day-night) into shift scheduling on biomarkers of heart disease was studied. METHODS Ergonomic shift criteria were introduced in a quasi-experimental controlled intervention in 4 hospital wards. Six wards participated as controls. Altogether 101 nurses and nurses' aides were followed for 6 months with measurements of cholesterol and… CONTINUE READING
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