Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 624-628 Oct.-Dec 2009

 

A STUDY OF BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES OF HEALTH OFFICIALS WORKING UNDER DIFFERENT ILLUMINATION ON NIGHT DUTIES

 

Renu Verma*1 and Madhu Shrivastava2

1. Department of Home Science, Govt. Girls

 

Received on : July 30, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Technological advancement is related to high commitments, high performances that lead high working hours. Night time working in illuminated areas disrupts circadian rhythm results in health hazards. In this study the effect of illumination on behavioral change on health officials was studied.The intensity of light varies from 90 to above 120 lux. The respondents reported significant change in behavior viz. lack of patience ,irritation, dislike talking ,glare intolerance and high pitch sound intolerance was observed in respondents working in higher illumination .

 

Keywords : Circadian Rhythm, Zietgeber, Melatonin, Suprachiasmatic Nuclei

 

 

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