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The Effect of Shift Work and Poor Sleep on Self-Reported Skin Conditions: A Survey of Call Center Agents in the Philippines

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Skin and Cancer Foundation, Unit 1611, Medical Plaza Ortigas, Manila, Philippines
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Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Clocks & Sleep 2019, 1(2), 273-279; https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep1020023
Received: 24 February 2019 / Revised: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 15 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep and Psychological Components of Skin Health)
Night shift workers may have a disrupted circadian rhythm, which may contribute to the development of skin disease. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference in the prevalence and severity of self-reported skin disease between “regular” day shift workers compared to “graveyard” night shift workers. We conducted surveys from 630 call center agents in Manila, the Philippines, and they were analyzed regarding demographics, medical history, dermatologic history, lifestyle, and sleep. No difference was found in the prevalence of skin disease between shifts. However, night shift workers were worse sleepers. When compared to good sleepers, poor sleepers had a higher prevalence of skin disease with worse severity. Graveyard shift workers with poor sleep may have increased skin disease severity. View Full-Text
Keywords: skin disease; sleep; circadian rhythm; acne; seborrheic dermatitis; atopic dermatitis skin disease; sleep; circadian rhythm; acne; seborrheic dermatitis; atopic dermatitis
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Lu, F.; Suggs, A.; Ezaldein, H.H.; Ya, J.; Fu, P.; Jamora, J.; Verallo-Rowel, V.; Baron, E.D. The Effect of Shift Work and Poor Sleep on Self-Reported Skin Conditions: A Survey of Call Center Agents in the Philippines. Clocks & Sleep 2019, 1, 273-279. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep1020023

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Lu F, Suggs A, Ezaldein HH, Ya J, Fu P, Jamora J, Verallo-Rowel V, Baron ED. The Effect of Shift Work and Poor Sleep on Self-Reported Skin Conditions: A Survey of Call Center Agents in the Philippines. Clocks & Sleep. 2019; 1(2):273-279. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep1020023

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Lu, Francine, Amanda Suggs, Harib H. Ezaldein, Jason Ya, Pingfu Fu, Jasmin Jamora, Vermen Verallo-Rowel, and Elma D. Baron. 2019. "The Effect of Shift Work and Poor Sleep on Self-Reported Skin Conditions: A Survey of Call Center Agents in the Philippines" Clocks & Sleep 1, no. 2: 273-279. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep1020023

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