Bulletin of Faculty of Health Sciences Okayama University Medical School
Published by Faculty of Health Sciences Okayama University Medical School

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岡山大学医療技術短期大学部紀要 (1巻-9巻)

看護婦の疲労感・ストレス・生活時間と尿中Vanillyl mandelic acid (VMA)の動態

Ouchi, Takeshi
Ninomiya, Tsuneo
Abstract
Daily VMA variation in urine in relation of fatigue sensation, stress and life stile of nurses on night shift. To evaluate exhaustion objectively in hospital nurses, daily variation of urinaly VMA (vanillyl mandelic acid) excretion was measured in hospital nurses working in daytime and nighttime and it's correlation with the data from Psychological Stress Response Scale (PSRS) test, the burn-out scale, quality and quantity of sleep and daily life stile recorded throughout 24 hours were studied. VMA level in urine showed circadian rhythmic movement, higher in daytime and lower in nighttime. During night shift, VMA in urine in nighttime showed slightly higher level than during day shift but in the subsequent daytime after night shift, VMA level was stillkeeping normal circadian rhythm, resuling flatness of daily fluctuation of VMA level. Dissatisfaction of sleep during daily fluctation of VMA level. Dissatisfaction of sleep during daytime was noticed. Correlation between VMA level in urine and sense of tiredness, stresses or burn-out scale were not carfied in this study because of shortage of samples but working conditions might affect biologicalresponse of exhaustion.
Keywords
VMAの変動
三交替性疲労感
ストレス
生活時間
ISSN
0917-4494
NCID
AN10355371