In order to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders and visuomotor performance, a survey was conducted on 253 drivers of public transport company, aged between 25 and 64 years. Biometric data (BMI, neck circumference and waist, PA) were collected and three questionnaires were administered to investigate sleep disorders. Simple and multiple choice reaction times were administered using a computerized test battery. Records on road accidents in the period 2005-2011 and all accidents in the period 2002-2010 were analyzed. On the basis of clinical and anamnestic questionnaire, workers were divided into two groups: 194 drivers (group 1) without suspicion of sleep disorders and 59 drivers (group 2) with suspected sleep disorders, and 41 with suspected obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The drivers with suspicion of sleep disorders, in particular those with suspected diagnosis of OSAS, showed reaction times significantly prolonged as compared to the drivers of the group 1. In group 2, a higher incidence of (all) accidents was found, whereas the incidence of road accidents was significantly increased only in drivers with suspected OSAS. In addition to the sleep disorders, the use of drugs altering vigilance (antihistamines and benzodiazepines) were significant determinants. In-depth clinical examinations are in progress to confirm the suspected diagnosis of sleep disorders.

[Sleep disorders, risk of accidents and traffic accidents in a group of drivers of public transport] / Papalia, L; Goldoni, M; Spaggiari, M C; Roscelli, F; Corradi, M; Mutti, A. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA. - ISSN 1592-7830. - 34:3 Suppl(2012), pp. 353-356.

[Sleep disorders, risk of accidents and traffic accidents in a group of drivers of public transport]

PAPALIA, Luciana;GOLDONI, Matteo;CORRADI, Massimo;MUTTI, Antonio
2012

Abstract

In order to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders and visuomotor performance, a survey was conducted on 253 drivers of public transport company, aged between 25 and 64 years. Biometric data (BMI, neck circumference and waist, PA) were collected and three questionnaires were administered to investigate sleep disorders. Simple and multiple choice reaction times were administered using a computerized test battery. Records on road accidents in the period 2005-2011 and all accidents in the period 2002-2010 were analyzed. On the basis of clinical and anamnestic questionnaire, workers were divided into two groups: 194 drivers (group 1) without suspicion of sleep disorders and 59 drivers (group 2) with suspected sleep disorders, and 41 with suspected obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The drivers with suspicion of sleep disorders, in particular those with suspected diagnosis of OSAS, showed reaction times significantly prolonged as compared to the drivers of the group 1. In group 2, a higher incidence of (all) accidents was found, whereas the incidence of road accidents was significantly increased only in drivers with suspected OSAS. In addition to the sleep disorders, the use of drugs altering vigilance (antihistamines and benzodiazepines) were significant determinants. In-depth clinical examinations are in progress to confirm the suspected diagnosis of sleep disorders.
[Sleep disorders, risk of accidents and traffic accidents in a group of drivers of public transport] / Papalia, L; Goldoni, M; Spaggiari, M C; Roscelli, F; Corradi, M; Mutti, A. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA. - ISSN 1592-7830. - 34:3 Suppl(2012), pp. 353-356.
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