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Interesting reads on Permanent Night Work 



Authors Citation
Brooks I TITLE: The lights are bright? Debating the future of the permanent night shift
JOURNAL: J Manag Med. 1997;11(2-3):58-70
Brooks I, Swailes S TITLE: Analysis of the relationship between nurse influences over flexible working and
commitment to nursing
JOURNAL: J Adv Nurs. 2002 Apr;38(2):117-26
De Valck E, Quanten S, Berckmans D, Cluydts R TITLE: Simulator driving performance, subjective sleepiness and salivary cortisol in a
fast-forward versus a slow-backward rotating shift system
JOURNAL: Scand J Work Environ Health. 2007 Feb;33(1):51-7
Folkard S TITLE: Is there a 'best compromise' shift system?
JOURNAL: Ergonomics. 1992 Dec;35(12):1453-63
Fransen M, Wilsmore B, Winstanley J,
Woodward M, Grunstein R, Ameratunga S, Norton R. 
TITLE: Shift work and work injury in the New Zealand Blood Donors' Health Study  
JOURNAL: Occup Environ Med. 2006 May;63(5):352-8
Gillberg M TITLE: Subjective alertness and sleep quality in connection with permanent 12-hour day and night shifts
JOURNAL: Scand J Work Environ Health. 1998;24 Suppl 3:76-80
Hakola T, Härmä M TITLE: Evaluation of a fast forward rotating shift schedule in the steel industry with a
special focus on ageing and sleep
JOURNAL: J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2001 Dec;30(1-2):315-9
Han DH, Khang YH, Jung-Choi K, Lim S TITLE: Association between shift work and periodontal health in a representative sample
of an Asian population
JOURNAL: Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013 Nov;39(6):250-67
Klein Hesselink J, de Leede J, Goudswaard A TITLE: Effects of the new fast forward rotating five-shift roster at a Dutch steel
JOURNAL: Ergonomics. 2010 Jun;53(6):727-38
Lee C, Smith MR, Eastman CI TITLE: A compromise phase position for permanent night shift workers: circadian phase after two night shifts with scheduled sleep and light/dark exposure
JOURNAL: Chronobiol Int. 2006;23(4):859-75
Moog R, Hildebrandt G TITLE: Circadian adaptation to fast and slow rotating shift systems
JOURNAL: Prog Clin Biol Res. 1987;227B:403-14
Niu SF, Chung MH, Chu H), Tsai JC, Lin CC,
Liao YM, Ou KL, O'Brien AP, Chou KR(8)
TITLE: Differences in cortisol profiles and circadian adjustment time between nurses
working night shifts and regular day shifts: A prospective longitudinal study
JOURNAL: Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jul;52(7):1193-201
Petru R, Wittmann M, Nowak D, Birkholz B, Angerer P. TITLE: Effects of working permanent night shifts and two shifts on cognitive and
psychomotor performance  
JOURNAL: Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2005 Mar;78(2):109-16
Pilcher JJ, Lambert BJ, Huffcutt AI TITLE: Differential effects of permanent and rotating shifts on self-report sleep
length: a meta-analytic review
JOURNAL: Sleep. 2000 Mar 15;23(2):155-63
Postnova S, Postnov DD, Seneviratne M, Robinson PA TITLE: Effects of rotation interval on sleepiness and circadian dynamics on forward
rotating 3-shift systems
JOURNAL: J Biol Rhythms. 2014 Feb;29(1):60-70
Reinberg A, Riedel M, Brousse E, Floc'h NL,
Clarisse R, Mauvieux B, Touitou Y,
Smolensky MH, Marlot M, Berrez S, Mechkouri M
TITLE: Circadian Time Organization of Professional Firemen:
Desynchronization—Tau Differing from 24.0 Hours—Documented by
Longitudinal Self-assessment of 16 Variables
JOURNAL: Chronobiol Int. 2013 Oct;30(8):1050-65
Reinberg A, Smolensky MH, Riedel M, 
Touitou Y, Floc'h NL, Clarisse R, Marlot M, 
Berrez S, Pelisse D, Mauvieux B
TITLE: Chronobiologic perspectives of black time-Accident risk is greatest at night: An opinion paper
JOURNAL: Chronobiol Int. 2015 Aug;32(7):1005-18
Smith MR, Fogg LF, Eastman CI TITLE: Practical interventions to promote circadian adaptation to permanent night shift work: study 4
JOURNAL: J Biol Rhythms. 2009 Apr;24(2):161-72
Smith P, Fritschi L, Reid A, Mustard C. TITLE: The relationship between shift work and body mass index among Canadian nurses
JOURNAL: Appl Nurs Res. 2013 Feb;26(1):24-31
Wedderburn AA TITLE: How fast should the night shift rotate? A rejoinder
JOURNAL: Ergonomics. 1992 Dec;35(12):1447-51
Wilkinson R, Allison S, Feeney M, Kaminska Z TITLE: Alertness of night nurses: two shift systems compared
JOURNAL: Ergonomics. 1989 Mar;32(3):281-92
Wong I, McLeod C, Demers P TITLE: Shift work trends and risk of work injury among Canadian workers
JOURNAL: Scand J Work Environ Health 2011;37(1):54–61


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