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Zamanian Z, Mohammadi H, Rezaeeyani M, Dehghany M. An investigation of shift work disorders in security personnel of 3 hospitals of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 2009 . ioh 2012; 9 (1) :52-57
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  Background and aims: Security personnel of hospitals in Iran are one of shift worker groups that are affected more than of other shift workers.

  Methods: This study was performed in 3 hospitals of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and 130 workers of security personnel were evaluated. Data of shift workers were collected with Survey of Shift workers (SOS) questionnaire and at the same time, the stature, weight and blood pressure were also measured. . Further , 130 people of unexposed group were evaluated by this questionnaire.

  Results: Comparison between two groups (shift workers and non-shift workers) has shown significant difference between the prevalence of high blood pressure, sleep disorders, satisfaction of individual life, satisfaction in family life, satisfaction in social life, psychological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal disorders in two groups and this significant difference in shift workers are more than of unexposed group.

  Conclusion: Investigation of these disorders has identified the importance of paying attention to shift workers requirements and contribution of workers in work schedules, problem solving and improvement of work conditions.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2012/05/20 | Published: 2012/05/15

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