Does maintaining or changing shift types affect BMI? A longitudinal study

Zhao, Isabella, Bogossian, Fiona and Turner, Catherine (2012) Does maintaining or changing shift types affect BMI? A longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 5: 525-531.


Author Zhao, Isabella
Bogossian, Fiona
Turner, Catherine
Title Does maintaining or changing shift types affect BMI? A longitudinal study
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
1536-5948
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31824e1073
Volume 54
Issue 5
Start page 525
End page 531
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Objectives: To examine the impact of maintaining or changing shift work status on body mass index (BMI) among female nurses and midwives.
Methods: A longitudinal study. Measurements included day work maintainers, shift work maintainers, day to shift changers and shift to day changers, changes in BMI, and potential confounders selected from baseline survey. Repeated measures analysis of covariance was employed.
Results: The shift to day changers had decreased in BMI over the follow-up period (mean, -3.02; SD, 5.45; P < 0.001). In contrast, the shift work maintainers and the day to shift changers had increased in BMI over follow-up period (mean, 0.56; SD, 5.47; P = 0.01 and mean, 0.13; SD, 5.64; P = 0.04, respectively).
Conclusions: The analysis suggests that shift work could increase BMI.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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