Print Email Facebook Twitter Associations between shift schedule characteristics with sleep, need for recovery, health and performance measures for regular (semi-)continuous 3-shift systems Title Associations between shift schedule characteristics with sleep, need for recovery, health and performance measures for regular (semi-)continuous 3-shift systems Author van de Ven, H.A. Brouwer, S. Koolhaas, W. Goudswaard, A. de Looze, M.P. Kecklund, G. Almansa, J. Bültmann, U. van der Klink, J.J.L. Publication year 2016 Abstract In this cross-sectional study associations were examined between eight shift schedule characteristics with shift-specific sleep complaints and need for recovery and generic health and performance measures. It was hypothesized that shift schedule characteristics meeting ergonomic recommendations are associated with better sleep, need for recovery, health and performance. Questionnaire data were collected from 491 shift workers of 18 companies with 9 regular (semi)-continuous shift schedules. The shift schedule characteristics were analyzed separately and combined using multilevel linear regression models. The hypothesis was largely not confirmed. Relatively few associations were found, of which the majority was in the direction as expected. In particular early starts of morning shifts and many consecutive shifts seem to be avoided. The healthy worker effect, limited variation between included schedules and the cross-sectional design might explain the paucity of significant results. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. Subject LifeSP - Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingFatigueHealthShift workSleepWork functioningWork schedule toleranceFatigue of materialsHealthRecoveryRegression analysisNeed for recoveriesWork schedulesSleep researchCross-sectional studyHumanHuman experimentLinear regression analysisModelStatistical model To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d87432df-a846-4bee-9323-0077f445f807 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.004 TNO identifier 535483 ISSN 0003-6870 Source Applied Ergonomics, 56, 203-212 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.