Sleep-wake cycles of 27 residents from the 800-bed Rambam hospital, which serves the northern part of Israel, were investigated by wrist-worn actigraphs.
Fifteen subjects (aged 30.6±4.6) worked in wards with a « heavy » workload, and 12 (aged 35±2.6) in wards with a « light » load.
There were significant differences among the residents in sleep duration.
Residents working in the emergency room had the shortest sleep periods, and those working in « light » wards had the longest.
There was no significant increase in sleep duration the day after the night « on call. » Sleep duration was significantly negatively correlated with the number of new admissions, and with the subjective daily assessment of work load.
It is concluded that residents working in wards with a heavy load suffer from chronic partial sleep deprivation, which should be taken into consideration in residents'work regulation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Influence, Charge travail, Durée, Sommeil, Médecin, Service hospitalier, Etude statistique, Homme, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Influence, Workload, Duration, Sleep, Physician, Hospital ward, Statistical study, Human, Occupational medicine
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Cote : 95-0456804
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 01/03/1996.