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Document ID (ISN)109236
CIS number 09-62
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Talmage J.B., Hudson T.B., Hegmann K.T., Thiese M.S.
Title Consensus criteria for screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnea: Evidence of efficacy
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.324-329. 9 ref.
Abstract To validate the recently published consensus criteria for screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a large sample of commercial drivers was screened for OSA at an occupational medicine clinic and those screening positive were referred for overnight polysomnography. Among the 1443 individuals drivers examined, 190 (13%) of screened positive for OSA. Of these, 134 underwent polysomnography and 94.8% had OSA. The proposed screening criteria were found to have a high predictive value in this population. This study lends further support for mandatory screening of commercial drivers for OSA.
Descriptors (primary) apnoea; sleep disturbances; road transport; drivers; vigilance
Descriptors (secondary) USA; description of technique; medical examinations; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Road transportation
Vigilance
Fatigue