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2020 Sep 09

BMJ Open



Pain complaints after consecutive nights and quick returns in Norwegian nurses working three-shift rotation: an observational study.


Katsifaraki M, Nilsen K B, Christensen J O, Wærsted M, Knardahl S, Bjorvatn B, Härmä M, Matre D
BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 09; 10(9):e035533.
PMID: 32912941.


To determine whether nurses working consecutive night shifts, or short transitions between shifts (quick returns (QRs)), yielded higher risk for pain complaints when compared with regular morning shifts. Sleep duration was tested as a potential mediator.