Comparison of general health status and sleep quality between nurses with fixed working shifts and nurses with rotating working shifts

AUTHORS

Fereshteh Ghaljaei 1 , * , Mahin Naderifar 1 , Mahnaz Ghaljeh 1

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1 Instructor of Nursery, Nursery and Midwifery School, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Ghaljaei F, Naderifar M, Ghaljeh M. Comparison of general health status and sleep quality between nurses with fixed working shifts and nurses with rotating working shifts, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(1):e94094.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (1); e94094
Published Online: November 27, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 22, 2010
Accepted: June 14, 2010

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Abstract

Background : Nurses are vulnerable to various sleep disorders because of the nature of their job. If nurses do not experience a good general health, they will not be able to do their job (patient care) well.

  Materials and Method : We conducted a descriptive-comparative study in 180 nurses that were selected with the stratified sampling method who have been working in different work shift hours in teaching hospitals. We used PSQI and GHQ-28 questionnaire for collecting data.

  Results : The study results showed a statistically significant difference in sleep quality and general health of nurses based on two questionnaires (p=0.01 p=0.05) respectively.

  Conclusion : According to our findings we suggest fixed working shifts versus rotating one for nurses to reduce the side effects.

Keywords

Sleep disorders health status nurses work shift

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