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Investigation of shift work disorders among security personnel of the hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Industrial Engineering & Management

ISSN: 2169-0316

Open Access

Investigation of shift work disorders among security personnel of the hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Industrial Engineering

November 16-18, 2015 Dubai, UAE

Zahra Zamanian, Heidar Mohammady and Mohammad Taghi Rezaeiani

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Ind Eng Manage

Abstract :

Background & Objectives: In todayâ??s advanced world resulting from the improvement of technology, societies tend to encounter a large number of problems and accidents. In case an event takes place, hospitals and the treatment staff have to take care of the patients. Moreover, universityâ??s security personnel are responsible for the security of the hospital, patientsâ?? lives and the modern, expensive facilities of the hospital. Such personnel are classified as shift workers and are exposed to health disturbing factors more than other shift workers. Materials & Methods: The present study was a case-control one whoâ??s sampling was carried out through census. The study was conducted among 130 security personnel as well as 130 unexposed employees among the security guards working day shifts and the office workers. The unexposed individuals were not working in shifts but were similar to the shift workers regarding age and health status. Data were collected using SOS (Survey of Shift Workers) questionnaire as well as measuring height, weight and blood pressure of the shift workers in their work shifts. Results: The findings revealed a significant difference between the two groups regarding the increase in blood pressure, sleep disorders, dissatisfaction in individual, family and social lives as well as increase in psychological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal disorders. Moreover, these disorders were significantly higher among the shift workers. Conclusion: The study results suggest the necessity to pay more attention to the shift workersâ?? needs and problems involving them in planning the shift schedules and improving their working conditions.

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Email: zamanianz@sums.ac.ir

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