Night shift work and osteoporosis among female blue-collar workers in Poland - a pilot study.

Night shift work and osteoporosis among female blue-collar workers in Poland - a pilot study. Chronobiol Int. 2020 May 26;:1-11 Authors: Bukowska-Damska A, Skowronska-Jozwiak E, Kaluzny P, Lewinski A, Peplonska B Abstract Osteoporosis is an important public health problem worldwide. Although a number of factors that affect bone structure have been described; thus far, the current knowledge of occupational factors that may have an influence on bone tissue metabolism is strongly limited. Published studies indicate night shift work and the related circadian rhythm disruption may be considered as plausible underlying factors. The aim of the present study was to assess the potential association between night shift work and bone mineral density (BMD) among female blue-collar workers in Poland. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 194 female blue-collar workers>40 years of age employed in industrial plants. The operating system of work consisted of three work shifts clockwise rotation: morning (06:00-14:00 h), afternoon (14:00-22:00 h), and night (22:00-06:00 h), with five consecutive shifts per week followed by a free weekend. A questionnaire survey, based on a Polish version of The European vertebral osteoporosis study (EVOS) questionnaire, a validated instrument, was administered. Data on current job characteristics, job seniority, and lifetime duration of night shift work were also collected. BMD of the lumbar spine and hip (...
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