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International Journal of Tropical Medicine
Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 98-101
DOI: 10.3923/ijtmed.2016.98.101  
Drowsiness and its Relation with Individual Characteristics among Night Workers in a Desert Hospital in Iran
Mohsen Poursadeghiyan , Leila Omidi , Mahsa Hami , Mehdi Raei and Hamed Biglari
 
Abstract: Most hospitals perform 24 h daily. Night work is an important duty for staff of a major part of labor force. Shift work is regarded as working out of the normal working hours (about 7:00-18:00). In this cross-sectional study, the panel method was used. Emam Khomeini hospital, one of desert hospital of gonabad was our study site. Sample size was 90 people. Data were collected using Demographic information and questionnaire (Stanford sleepiness scale). Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 16. This study revealed a 95% positive correlation between degree of drowsiness and BMI (p<0. 05, r = 0/24). Also, this study showed that there is a 95% positive correlation between the degree of drowsiness and age (p<0. 05, r = 0. 589). Also, the degree of drowsiness and number of years of employment had a 95% positive correlation (p<0. 05, r = 0. 24). Also, there was a 95% positive correlation between the degree of drowsiness and level of education in shift-works (p<0. 05, r = 0. 378). According to the results of our data, the degree of drowsiness has significant correlation with age variables, the number of years of employment in shift-works and educational level. Our results agree with other studies on the effect of age and experience on drowsiness and work-shifts conformation.
 
How to cite this article:
Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, Leila Omidi, Mahsa Hami, Mehdi Raei and Hamed Biglari, 2016. Drowsiness and its Relation with Individual Characteristics among Night Workers in a Desert Hospital in Iran. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 11: 98-101.
DOI: 10.3923/ijtmed.2016.98.101
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ijtmed.2016.98.101