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Shift Work-related Health Problems among Petrochemical Industries Employees

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Author(s): Choobineh A | Soltanzadeh A | Tabatabaie SHR | Jahangiri M

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 141;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Shift work | Non-AGHMARI system | Health problems | Petrochemical industries | Iran

ABSTRACT
Background and Objective: Shift work is a major feature of working life that affects diverse aspects of human life. The objective of this study was to investigate shift work-related health problems and their associated risk factors among employees of petrochemical industries.Subjects and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out at 14 petrochemical companies in 2009. Study population consisted of 2357 workers (including 43.7% shift workers and 56.3% day workers). Data on personal details, shift schedule and adverse effects of shift work were collected by anonymous questionnaire. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS, version 11.5. The level of significance was set at
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