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Response to: Correspondence on “Neurocognitive impairment in night and shift workers: a meta-analysis of observational studies” by Tucker
  1. Thomas Vlasak,
  2. Tanja Dujlovic,
  3. Alfred Barth
  1. Department of Psychology, Sigmund Freud University Linz, Linz, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Professor Alfred Barth, Department of Psychology, Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität Linz, Linz 4020, Austria; alfred.barth{at}sfu.ac.at

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We thank Tucker1 for the interest and thoughtful comments on our study ‘Neurocognitive impairment in night and shift workers: a meta-analysis of observational studies’.2

While we were able to identify associations between shift work exposure and neurocognitive functions, identification and quantification of specific exposure effects were restricted. This issue is frequently raised in the scientific literature, and we agree with the comment that the distinction between chronic and acute effects must …

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  • Contributors TV and AB wrote the response letter and TD revised it and gave consent for submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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