Fayza Ahmed Abdou, Shimaa Mohammed Abdou
Background: The night shift is one of the most frequent reason for the disruption of circadian rhythms, causing significant alterations of sleep and biological functions that can affect physical and psychological well-being and negatively impact nurses' work performance. Objective: Assess the relationship between night shift schedule and physical, psychological and social wellbeing of nurses. Research question: what is the relationship between night shift schedule and physical, psychological and social wellbeing of nurses? Research design: descriptive research design was used in this study. Setting: the study was conducted in general intensive care of Assuit Main University Hospital , medical and surgical ward at Al-Mansoura Main University Hospital Subjects: A convenient sample of approximately 150 nurses who are involved in providing direct patient care and working night shift schedule in previously mentioned setting. The period of data collection from from 30th January 2017 to 30th April 2017. Results: the total means score percentage higher in physical and psychological effect of night shift on nurses. Conclusion: night shift schedule affect negatively on nurses' physical, psychological, social, finical and ability to continue in their career.
Keywords: Night shift, Nurses, Intensive care unit, Medical, Surgical unit