hrp0082p3-d1-621 | Adrenals & HP Axis | ESPE2014

The Effect of Working in a Children’s Hospital on Urinary Catecholamine Excretion Rates in Male and Female Physicians

Boettcher Claudia , Peitzsch Mirko , Eisenhofer Graeme , Wudy Stefan A

Background: Working as a physician is accompanied by emotional and physical stress.Objective and hypotheses: Our study aimed to investigate the effect of working day and night in a children’s hospital on catecholamine excretion as a marker for acute stress and to work out possible gender differences.Methods: 22 paediatricians (ten females, 12 males) aged 27–41 years collected four 12-h urine samples: two during a 24 h-shi...