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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2228
Published online: 31 October 2018

Original article

J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2228-2231
Vlayko Vodenicharov1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Irena Ivanova2ORCID logo, Konstantin Mitov3,
1) Department of Hygiene, medical ecology and nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Clinical Laboratory, St. Ivan Rilski University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria.
3) Department of Organization and economics of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Although the effects of shift work on casino employees have been documented, no data exists describing the effect of stress on the hormone secretion. The present quantitative study evaluates the use of salivary cortisol concentration as a biomarker of the stress level among casino employees in Bulgaria. This new data emphasize the need to examine the circadian rhythm of cortisol in a casino environment.

Keywords: salivary cortisol, casino employees, shift work,

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Please cite this article as: Vodenicharov V, Ivanova I, Mitov K. Assessing Salivary Cortisol in Research of Shift Work Risks Among Casino Employees in Bulgaria. J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2228-2231. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2228

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Vlayko Vodenicharov, MD. Department of Hygiene, medical ecology and nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University – Sofia; 49, Chataldja str., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: vlayko_vodenicharov@abv.bg

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Received: 18 June 2018
Published online: 31 October 2018

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