Half-time seminars Half-time control Kristin Öster

06-12-2022 1:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna The big Conference room, Nobels väg 9, Solna

Title: Quick returns – acute effects on sleep, performance, and health

Principal Supervisor

Principal researcher Anna Dahlgren, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet 


Professor Göran Kecklund, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University 

Professor Petter Gustavsson, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet 

MD PhD Marie Söderström, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet 

Half-time review board

Professor Susanna Toivanen, Department of Sociology, Mälardalens högskola,

Docent Gustav Nilsonne, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

PhD Johanna Schwarz, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University 

Brief description

Quick returns or short rest intervals (<11h) between shifts restrict the time available for sleep and recovery and is a source of fatigue. Quick returns have received little attention in the research literature relative to other shift work characteristics, but have been associated with an increased risk of accidents, prospective sick leave and sleepiness. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the acute effects of quick return on sleep, fatigue, health, and performance among nurses and nursing assistants.


Kristin Öster Phd Student