publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

“A hard day’s night?” The effects of Compressed Working Week interventions on the health and work-life balance of shift workers: a systematic review

Amanda Sowden; Mark Petticrew; Clare Bambra; J Akers; Margaret Whitehead;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2008 Journal: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, volume 62, pages 764-777 (issn: 0143-005X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Objective: To systematically review studies of the effects of the Compressed Working Week on the health and work-life balance of shift workers, and to identify any differential impacts by socio-economic group. Methods: Systematic review. Following QUORUM guidelines, published or unpublished experimental and quasi-experimental studies were identified. Data were sourced from 27 electronic databases, websites, bibliographies, and expert contacts. Results: Fourty observational studies were found. The majority of studies only measured self-reported outcomes and the methodological quality of the included studies was not very high. Interventions did not always improve ...
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, MEDLINE, Occupational safety and health, Work–life balance, Gerontology, Psychological intervention, Medicine, business.industry, business, Shift work, Research design, Observational study, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty
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