Assessment of the Impact of Night Shift on Mental Status of Doctors Anesthesiologist-Reanimatologist

S.V. Gorbachev, E.S. Netesin, V.I. Gorbachev

Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education — Branch Campus of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Further Professional Education «Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education» of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Irkutsk

For correspondence: Netesin Eugene Stanislavovich — Candidate of Medical Science, assistant of department of anesthesiology and intensive care ISMAPgE — Branch Campus of the FSBEI FPE RMACPE MOH, Russia, Irkutsk; e-mail:

For citation: Gorbachev SV, Netesin ES, Gorbachev VI. Assessment of the Impact of Night Shift on Mental Status of Doctors Anesthesiologist-Reanimatologist. Intensive Care Herald. 2017;1:19–22.

To assess the impact of night work on mental condition of the doctors anaesthesiologists held diagnostic testing of 28 anesthesiologists-resuscitators of different ages before and after the night shift using the Schulte test. The study found that the psycho-emotional stress experienced by doctors anesthesiologists in a night (daily) duty, has a significant impact on the efficiency and the degree of adaptability of specialists, which was significantly increased by 16.1 and 5.1 %, leading to the development not only physical but also mental fatigue.

Keywords: intensity of work of anaesthesiologists, night shift, Schulte test, efficiency of the work

Received: 08.02.2017


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