[Pathology of shift work. Study of 4 state-owned factories]

Soz Praventivmed. 1979 Aug;24(4):264. doi: 10.1007/BF02081334.
[Article in French]


Out of 131 workers whose 2/3 are shifted, 6 have to stop shift-work due to diseases probably bound to the irregular schedule: the frequency of sleeplessness and absenteism was increased, and a loss of weight was noticed. The "psychological" troubles (irritability, tiredness) are more frequent among the shift-workers.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism
  • Adult
  • Body Weight
  • Fatigue / etiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / etiology*
  • Work / methods*