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Attarchi M S, Bakhshayesh Eghbali B, seyed mehdi S M. Stroke and drivers' job fitness. tkj. 2020; 12 (3) :64-74
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Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mseyedmehdi@gmail.com
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Stroke and drivers' job fitness
 
Attarchi MS1, Bakhshayesh Eghbali B2, Seyed Mehdi SM3
 
1 Department of Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Razi Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2 Neuroscience Research Center, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Poursina Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
  1. Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Stroke is considered a relatively common disease in developing societies. This disease is one of the most important causes of sudden non-cardiac incapacity. On the other hand, the disease can naturally occur in working-age and drivers. Therefore evaluation of the fitness for work in a driver with a history of stroke can be a significant challenge for the occupational health physician and road safety. 
Materials and Methods: In this study, to identify the main indicators and evaluate job fitness in a driver with stroke history, research has been conducted in valid databases such as Embase, UpToDate, PubMed, Medline (Ovid), Scopus, and web of science. Indicators that should be considered in this evaluation include the type and severity of the stroke, the probability of recurrence of the stroke attack, the degree and type of limb defect in the driver following the stroke, etc. Also in this study has been paid to some guidelines for help in deciding how to continue driving.
Results: Stroke is the most common acute neurological disease among working-age adults. About a quarter of strokes occur at working age. Cerebrovascular disease can lead to sudden disability. Approximately 50% of people with stroke in developed countries want to continue driving.
Conclusion: Things such as the probability of occurrence of stroke and sudden incapacity in the future and comparing this amount with acceptable risk and the amount of limb defect caused by stroke and its interference with driving should be considered. Also, consumption medications and their side effects and other comorbidities should be considered in this job fitness evaluation.
Keywords: Storke, Fitness for work, Automobile Driving, Road Accident
 
This paper should be cited as:
Attarchi MS, Bakhshayesh Eghbali B, Seyed Mehdi SM. Stroke and drivers' job fitness. Occupational Medicine Quarterly. Journal. 2020:12(1): 64-74.
 

 
 

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Email: Mseyedmehdi@gmail.com
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Received: 20.05.2020                             Accepted: 06.09.2020
Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Safety and occupational accidents
Received: 2020/05/20 | Accepted: 2020/12/30 | Published: 2020/12/30

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