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The effect of working on-call from home on salivary cortisol in fire and emergency service personnel

TitleThe effect of working on-call from home on salivary cortisol in fire and emergency service personnel
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHall, SJ, Aisbett, B, Robertson, SJ, Ferguson, S, Turner, AI
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume83
Date Published11/2017
Abstract

On-call is an irregular work schedule allowing provision of 24-h services. Although it is purported that working on-call from home is stressful, little is known about impacts on stress physiology. This study aimed to (1) examine cortisol awakening response (CAR) and diurnal cortisol profile in fire and emergency service workers following a night on-call with a call (NIGHT), a night on-call without a call (NO) and an off-call night (OFF) and (2) explore whether there is an anticipatory effect of working on-call from home (ON) compared to off-call (OFF) on diurnal cortisol profiles.

URLhttp://www.psyneuen-journal.com/article/S0306-4530(17)30934-4/abstract
DOI10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.07.289
Refereed DesignationRefereed

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