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Mahdizadeh S. Assessing the level of serum Cortisol and Aldestrone of nursing personal in various work shifts in Mashhad medical sciences hospitals. ioh. 2009; 6 (1) :56-60
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-170-en.html

Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, MashhadUniversity of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , mahdizadehm@mums.ac.ir
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Background and aims

Some social systems if necessary 'are obliged to recruit their personnel in rotation shifts.on the other hand working rotatedly disrupts persons biological rhythms and this may cause some disorders in their body physiology and make tobe affected to physical 'psychological'and social disorders.so'this research is accomplished to determin the level of serum cortisol and aldestrone in shift working nurses.

Methods

This research is a descriptive analytic one that is samplized by objective -based method. The subjects involved the total nurses working in critical care units in various shifts. The sampling was accomplished in two times in two week distance by getting blood samples and utilizing questionnaire' data were gathered and analyzed by spss software

Results

This research accomplished on 45 nurses working in critical care units .the result of testes indicated a significant difference between work shift with the mean of the first time cortisol. Also 'there were relationship between the number of the night work shift with the rate of the first time cortisol and aldestrone. Cortisol and aldestrone were high in nurses who haven't participated in their work planning.

Conclusion

Findings of research showed that nurses who had more night shifts 'in their work program and ones who had slept less than 2 hours in their night work 'and they who haven 't participate in their work planning. Regarding the findings of this research we can accept hypothesis of the research.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Diseases
Received: 2009/10/26

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