A SURVEY STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF RATRIJAGARANA ON HEALTH STATUS IN NIGHT SHIFT WORKERS
Background: Sleep is a natural physiological phenomenon of human life. Research is revealing that sleep is a dynamic activity, during which many processes vital to health and wellbeing take place. Sleep deprivation can cause ill effects both physically and psychologically. Out of total global employees, nearly 1/5th of them are shift workers. In the present scenario, our society demands round the clock services in order to meet their needs. The present study was opted to analyse the health status of the individuals who do Ratrijagarana due to their work pattern. Objective: To Evaluate the effect of Ratrijagarana on Health Status in night shift workers. Methods: 208 night shift workers were selected for this Survey study. WHO-QOL BREF Questionnaire and Questionnaire on Ratrijagarana was used for analysing the health status of individuals (as per inclusion and exclusion criteria). Results: Maximum of 28.8% had 56 percent of physical health status, 27.9% had 56 percent of psychological health status, 30.3% had 75 percent of socio-economic health status, 30.8% had 50 percent of environmental health status. The Chi-square test is significant (p<0.0005) with WHO Bref questionnaires. Conclusion: Ratrijagarana has an impact on the health status of the individual by decreasing the physical, psychological and socio-economic health. Circadian misalignment is the cause for Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) and lead to Cognitive risks, Health risks and Social Risks of the individuals.
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