OBJECTIVES-The aim of the present study was to define the effect of masking on the estimation of circadian adjustment of and interindividual differences between nurses on a rapidly rotating shift schedule.
METHODS-The phase shift of the circadian rhythm of rectal temperature was studied in 17 subjects.
The following three different methods for estimating the circadian phase shift were compared: (i) cosinor analysis, (ii) a method using normative endogenous data in which the masking effects are removed ( « purification »), and (iii) a method using normative endogenous data in which the masking effects are not removed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travail posté, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Rythme circadien, Température corporelle, Comparaison interindividuelle, Physiologie travail, Adaptation, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shift work, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Circadian rhythm, Body temperature, Interindividual comparison, Occupational physiology, Adaptation, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B29C01. Création : 199406.