While overall long-term night shift work
increased the risk of cancer by 19 percent, the risk of certain cancers were even higher.
Overall, long-term night shift work
among women increased the risk of cancer by 19 percent.
Researchers then planned to develop a code of practice for managing shift work
and managing fatigue in hospitals, and identify or propose an organisation responsible for continuous improvement in managing nurse fatigue.
e) Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSP), Advanced Sleep Phase disorder (ASP), Jet lag disorder, Shift work
disorder, Irregular sleep/wake rhythm and free running type.
Many studies have highlighted the possible health implications of shift work
Only a small number of nurses are able to adjust their circadian rhythm with a sleep/wake ratio as required by their profession, while the majority of them in different ways deal with the problems that result from shift work
by experiencing various inconveniences and disturbances.
Part 2) Strategies to reduce risks from shift work
and long work hours (1.
To provide efficient analysis, modelers often include a shift work
factor as a model parameter.
Researchers found that stopping shift work
was linked with an improvement in cognitive function - suggesting that any ill effects are reversible - but said that it took five years out of shift work
for this effect to be seen.
The study, which took place at the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms, suggests that though we still don't understand the mechanism by which the peripheral biological clocks adapt to night shift work
, these clocks are believed to depend on the central clock.
My husband found shift work
beneficial as he was a keen gardener.
The exact proportion of work force involved in shift work
varies from country to country between different types of work and work forces of different sizes.