A quarter of shift worker nurses are suffering from shift work sleep disorder. The number of nights on average per month for the last 1 year and working in three-shift rotation were significantly associated with shift work sleep disorder. Shift working conditions should be improved to provide less stressful conditions for nurses, ensuring at the same time an appropriate quality of care over a 24-hour period. More studies are necessary to better highlight the burden of shift work on the health and well-being of both nurses and patients.
Kalkidan Haile lives in Debre Markos, Ethiopia. He is a Mental health specialist working at Debre Markos referral hospital.
Number of Pages:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Shift Work, sleep disorder, Nurses, Ethiopia
MEDICAL / General