Enter your Email address:
Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed
to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without
You currently have no recent searches
Section Editor(s): Pfeifer, Gail M. MA, RN
Rotating shifts linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in nurses. The risks of both IBS and abdominal pain were significantly higher in nurses who worked rotating shifts (shift workers) than in those who routinely worked day or night shifts, finds a study in the April issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Shift workers often complain of gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea–the symptoms commonly seen in IBS. Among the 399 nurses surveyed, 214 worked day shifts, 110 night shifts, and 75 rotated shifts. Rotating shift nurses reported more IBS symptoms (48%) than permanent day (31%) or night (40%) shift workers. The authors surmise that changes in the gut brought about by disruption of the circadian rhythm may be the cause.
© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid
Your Name: (optional)
Separate multiple e-mails with a (;).
Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at AJN The American Journal of Nursing.
Send a copy to your email
Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague.
Some error has occurred while processing your request. Please try after some time.
An Existing Folder
A New Folder
The item(s) has been successfully added to "".
Login with your LWW Journals username and password.
Username or Email:
Enter and submit the email address you registered with. An email with instructions to reset your password will be sent to that address.
Link to reset your password has been sent to specified email address.
What does "Remember me" mean?
By checking this box, you'll stay logged in until you logout. You'll get easier access to your articles, collections,
media, and all your other content, even if you close your browser or shut down your
To protect your most sensitive data and activities (like changing your password),
we'll ask you to re-enter your password when you access these services.
What if I'm on a computer that I share with others?
If you're using a public computer or you share this computer with others, we recommend
that you uncheck the "Remember me" box.
Save my selection