Volume 14, Issue 1 (Paramedical Sciences and Military Health (Spring 2019) 2019)                   Paramedical Sciences and Military Health 2019, 14(1): 10-17 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Healthcare Management, Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. , salmanyadollahi59@gmail.com
2- Department of Nursing and Midwifery Department, Faculty of, sharekord University of Medical Sciences, shaherkord, Iran.
3- Dept. of Nursing and Midwifery Department , Faculty of, sharekord University of Medical Sciences, shaherkord, iran
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Introduction: Shift work as a social phenomenon is one of the effective factors on health workers operation which can have significant impacts on their health. Hence, the current study was conducted to determine the effect of shift working on health problems and the risk factors causing these disorders among nurses.
Methods and Materials: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 120 nurses selected randomly from Ayatallah Kashani and Hajar hospitals. The data collection tool was the “Survey of Shift Worker” standard questionnaire. Data were then analyzed by SPSS 16 software using Pearson coefficient of correlation test.
Results: The results showed that the highest prevalence of problems caused by shift work was related to individual, family, and social life disorders. Moreover, the compulsory selection of shift work system has reduced job satisfaction (p = 0.002).
Conclusion: Based on the findings, shift working could be associated with physical complications such as cardiovascular diseases and disturbances in circadian rhythm, as well as mental disorders in nurses. Therefore, it is necessary for nursing authorities to plan shifts more precisely regarding factors such as employees’ age and job experience.
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Received: 2019/05/19 | Published: 2019/05/31

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