Validation of a questionnaire to screen for shift work disorder

Laura Barger, Rowan Peter Ogeil, Christopher L Drake, Conor BS O'Brien, Kim Tee Ng, Shanthakumar M W Rajaratnam

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At least 15 of the full-time work force is shift workers. Working during the overnight hours, early morning start times, and variable or rotating schedules present a challenge to the circadian system, and these shifts are associated with adverse health and safety consequences. Shift work disorder (SWD), a primary (circadian rhythm) sleep disorder indicated by excessive daytime sleepiness and/or insomnia associated with a shiftwork schedule, is under-recognized by primary care physicians. We sought to develop and validate a questionnaire to screen for high risk of SWD in a shift working population
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1693 - 1703
Number of pages11
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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