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Médecine du travail du personnel hospitalier

The association between rotating shift work and increased occupational stress in nurses

Auteur     Pei-Chen Lin
Auteur     Chung-Hey Chen
Auteur     Shung-Mei Pan
Auteur     Yao-Mei Chen
Auteur     Chih-Hong Pan
Auteur     Hsin-Chia Hung
Auteur     Ming-Tsang Wu
Publication     Journal of Occupational Health
ISSN     1348-9585
Date     May 8, 2015
Résumé     PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether rotating shift work increases occupational stress in nurses. METHODS: This study measured shift work scheduling and occupational stress by using the Effort-Reward Imbalance model with self-reported questionnaires in a sample of 654 female nurses. RESULTS: Overcommitment risk was higher in nurses who worked rotating shifts than in those who worked day/non-night shifts (OR, 2.16; 95% CI, 1.03-4.66). However, an effort/reward imbalance was not directly associated with work schedules (OR, 1.88; 95% CI, 0.87-4.35). Among nurses working rotation rotating shifts, those who had 2 days off after their most recent night shifts showed an alleviated risk of overcommitment (OR, 0.52; 95% CI, 0.32-0.82), but those who had worked for at least one series of 7 consecutive work days per month had an increased risk of effort/reward imbalance (OR, 2.75; 95% CI, 1.69-4.48). Additionally, those who had little or no participation in planning working hours and shift scheduling and worked overtime at least three times per week during the preceding 2 months tended to have high stress. CONCLUSIONS: The nurses who worked rotating shifts tended to experience work-related stress, but their stress levels improved if they had at least 2 days off after their most recent night shift and if they were not scheduled to work 7 consecutive days. These empirical data can be used to optimize work schedules for nurses to alleviate work stress.

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