Sleep, sleepiness, fatigue, and performance of 12-hour-shift nurses.

  title={Sleep, sleepiness, fatigue, and performance of 12-hour-shift nurses.},
  author={Jeanne M Geiger-Brown and Valerie E Rogers and Alison M Trinkoff and Robert L. Kane and R. B. Bausell and Steven M. Scharf},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  volume={29 2},
Nurses working 12-h shifts complain of fatigue and insufficient/poor-quality sleep. Objectively measured sleep times have not been often reported. This study describes sleep, sleepiness, fatigue, and neurobehavioral performance over three consecutive 12-h (day and night) shifts for hospital registered nurses. Sleep (actigraphy), sleepiness (Karolinska Sleepiness Scale [KSS]), and vigilance (Performance Vigilance Task [PVT]), were measured serially in 80 registered nurses (RNs). Occupational… CONTINUE READING
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