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Hughes, R. G., & Rogers, A. E. (2004)
Irvine, K. (2004)
Rogers, A. E., Hwang, W. T., & Scott, L. D. (2004)
To determine if skipping breaks and meal periods increases the risk of errors
393 nurses
Participants were given logbooks in which they had to record the following information for 28 days:
1. Work hours
2. Work errors
3. Occurrence of drowsiness/ sleeping on the job
4. Duration of breaks and meal periods
Skipping breaks and meals did not increase the risk of making work-related errors
Witkoski, A., & Dickson, V. V. (2010)

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