The Aspects of Skin Disease, Particularly Acne in Nurses on Rotating Shift and Daytime Fixed Work Schedules

면포를 중심으로 한 순환교대근무 간호사와 주간고정근무 간호사의 피부질환 양태에 관한 연구

  • 옥민근 (동서한방병원 한방안이비인후피부과) ;
  • 박수은 (동서한방병원 한방안이비인후피부과) ;
  • 김창환 (동서한방병원 한방안이비인후피부과) ;
  • 허연식 (동서한방병원 한방안이비인후피부과)
  • Published : 2006.12.25


Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences of skin disease, particularly Acne between the rotating shift work nurses and the nurses on a fixed day schedule. Methods : Questionnaries were distributed to 30 rotating shift work nurses(the rotating group) and 34 nurses on a fixed day schedule(the daytime group). The questionnaris included questions on general health concepts, insomnia skin disease(particularly Acne), gastroenteric trouble, menstrual irregularity. Result : 1. There was significant difference on skin disease(particularly Acne) between two groups. 2. There was no significant relation between Gastroenteric trouble and Acne. But, in particular, there was significant relation between Constipation, Gastritis and Acne. 3. There was no significant relation between menstrual irregularity and Acne. 4. In Acne group, more than 70% felt the necessity of treatment, but only 2.5% used Korean Oriental Medical therapy. Conclusion : Disorder of circadian rhythm affects the skin disease(particularly Acne) more than Gastroenteric trouble and menstrual irregularity. But in this study, the total number of the nurse is not enough. So we need more accurate study about the aspects of skin disease. And about the Acne, publicity of Korean Oriental Medical therapy is required.


Rotating shift;Acne;Skin disease;Nurse