Journal CME: Evaluating the quality and duration of sleep using actigraphy in petroleum industry shift workers
ARTICLE: Evaluating the quality and duration of sleep using actigraphy in petroleum industry shift workers
Increased use of shift work has led to more and more people working outside a traditional daytime schedule. Shift work can have devastating effects on employees’ quality of life and sleep, leading to negative consequences for individuals and their families. This study evaluates the effect of different shift schedules (seven days/ seven nights, fixed-day or fixed-night, and stand-by shift) on the sleep of oil rig shift workers. Participants and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 43 offshore workers from the National Iranian Drilling Company were enrolled. Subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire package consisting of the Epworth Sleepiness scale and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Changes in sleep patterns were measured using actigraphy for different shift schedules.
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Primary care physicians with specialties of Internal Medicine, Family Physician, and other health professionals.
To understand the effects of shift work on sleep quality and duration.
As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with National Sleep Foundation (NSF) policy, the faculty, staff, and all individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the NSF and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity. The National Sleep Foundation has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.
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Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, MD, Alireza Zahabi, MDa, Arezu Najaﬁ,MD,;Ania Rahimi-Golkhandan, MD, Omid Aminian, MD
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ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:
The National Sleep Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT:
The National Sleep Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Attendance
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