Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Categories
Category four
Category one
category three
Category two
International Archives of Medicine
Working Groups
Circadian rhythm of body temperature and chronotype in night shift students and workers

This is a descriptive and exploratory study aiming to analyze the circardian rhythm of oral temperature and classify chronotypes in two groups (56 students and 34 nursing workers). The Horne&Ostberg questionnaire (1976) and digital thermometers were used. The average age of nursing workers was 34.4 years old; and of students was 26.2 years old. Working time showed significant difference (p<0,0001). Morning students showed cosinor parameters: mesor = 36,4609, amplitude = 0,2335 and acrophase =14,4658, with p-value = 0,0009; evening students showed mesor = 36,4215, amplitude= 0,2263 and acrophase= 14.3009, with p-value < 0,0001. Morning shift nursing workers presented: mesor = 36,2196, amplitude = 0,4007 and acrophase =15,0746, with p-value<0,0001. Indifferent chronotype was prevalent for the population of nursing professionals and the evening type for students. The findings showed circadian rhythm. 

from International Archives of Medicine

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.