The effects of frequently rotating shiftwork on sleep and the family life of hospital nurses.

@article{Kurumatani1994TheEO,
  title={The effects of frequently rotating shiftwork on sleep and the family life of hospital nurses.},
  author={Norio Kurumatani and Shigeki Koda and Sachiko Nakagiri and A Hisashige and Kiyohide Sakai and Yukie Saito and Hidefumi Aoyama and M. Dejima and Tomoyuki Moriyama},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1994},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={995-1007}
}
The effects of three frequently rotating shifts in an irregular sequence on the daily activities of 239 Japanese female hospital nurses were studied by the time-budget method. The nurses recorded their daily activities for several consecutive days. The questionnaire was returned by 80.8% of the participants, and recordings of 1016 days were analysed. A two-way analysis of variance clarified that the shift combination influenced the daily activities. The most distinct result was that nurses… CONTINUE READING