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Vitamin D Levels in Residents in Medicine

2014-08-27 03:13:53 | BioPortfolio

Summary

the study aims to messure the vitamin D levels in medical staff in the hospital. The physicians in the course of their internship who work indoors and work many night shifts have limited sun exposure in all seasons. Nursing staff who work shifts and work indoors are at the same risk of liltle sun exposure. The study addresses the amount of sun exposure, assessed by a sun exposure questioner, age, gender,work load related to number of shifts in the physicien group and in nursing group the job percentile we also adress religion (clothing cover)as a factor.

Description

The population in Israel is heterogeneous in the aspect of skin exposure to the sun. Women in the Moslem community with traditional long sleeve dress code whose sun exposure to the sun even in the summer months is limited.

The physicians in the course of their internship who work indoors and work many night shifts and nurses with their shift work have limited sun exposure in all seasons.

The study addresses the amount of sun exposure, assessed by a sun exposure questioner, age, gender,number of shifts in the physicien group and in nursing group the job percentile religion (clothing cover).

The standard for measuring vitamin D status is 25(OH) D levels in the serum. The staff members from which blood will be drawn will be have an explanation about the aim of the study and will sign an informed consent.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Vitamin D Deficiency

Location

Meir Medicalc Enter
Kfar Saba
Israel

Status

Recruiting

Source

Meir Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:53-0400

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