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Sadeghniiat Haghighi K, khazaee S, Aminian O, Momeni P. Evaluation of sleep disorders in flight crew and ground staff worker in Iran private flight airline in 2010. tkj. 2013; 4 (3) :10-16
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-204-en.html
, shima.khazaee@yahoo.com
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Background: Sleep disorders in pilots due to its impact on the flight safety and the flight staff and passenger’s health are important. This study evaluates the frequency of sleep disorders in pilots by standard questionnaires and comparison with ground staff. Methods: This was a cross–sectional study on flight crew and other workers of private flight airline. The cases were selected randomly. All participants were asked to fill 2 standard questionnaires: ISI (Insomnia Severity Index) and ESS (Epworth Sleepiness Scale). Excessive daytime sleepiness and insomnia were considered by ESS>10 and ISI>8, respectively. Results: The frequency of insomnia and sleepiness in flight crew was 66% and 24%, respectively comparing 60% and 27% in other workers. Conclusion: It is proved in this study that the excessive day time sleepiness has high frequency in the pilots and also insomnia is the most complication in this group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2012/12/22 | Accepted: 2014/01/16 | Published: 2014/01/16

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