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Ciencia & trabajo

On-line version ISSN 0718-2449

Abstract

ANDRADE, Rubian Diego et al. Absence in industry is associated with shift work and with problems in sleep. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.58, pp.35-41. ISSN 0718-2449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-24492017000100035.

Introduction:

Increasingly the industry maintains its production vol ume during the 24 hours of the day. This time reorganization has important implications for workers' health The aim of this study was to analyze factors associated with absenteeism among workers in dif ferent shifts of a large industry in southern Brazil.

Methods:

The sample consisted of 885 professionals with an average age of 31.1 (8.5) years of the telecommunication sector industry. The dependent vari able was assessed by absence from work in the last 12 months for health reasons.

Results:

The absenteeism rate was 16.6%. Factors associated with outcome were advanced age (OR = 2.16, 95% CI 1.27 to 3.67), work in extreme shifts, first round (OR = 1.91, 95% CI 1.08 3.36) and third round (OR = 2.06, 95% CI 1.01 to 4.25), high perceived stress (OR = 1.74, 95% CI 1.07 to 2.82) and sleep disorders (OR = 2.03, 95% CI 1.07 to 3.76). No associations were found between absenteeism and lifestyle factors such as physical activity and consumption of alcohol and tobacco.

Conclusion:

Workers with sleep disorders and perform their duties in extreme shifts (morning or night) possessed more likely to miss work for health reasons.

Keywords : SHIFT WORK; SLEEP; ABSENTEEISM; WORKERS; OCCUPA TIONAL HEALTH.

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