The effect of working on-call from home on salivary cortisol in fire and emergency service personnel
|Title||The effect of working on-call from home on salivary cortisol in fire and emergency service personnel|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Hall, SJ, Aisbett, B, Robertson, SJ, Ferguson, S, Turner, AI|
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.