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Revista de la Asociación Española de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo

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Abstract

ROMERO PAREDES, Mª del Carmen; REINOSO BARBERO, Luis; GONZALEZ GOMEZ, Mª Fernanda  and  BANDRES MOYA, Fernando. Study on sleep in a group of seafareres using the "cuestionario del sueño de Oviedo". Rev Asoc Esp Espec Med Trab [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.2, pp.110-120. ISSN 1132-6255.

Objective:

To study the presence of sleep disorders in a group of seafarers.

Method:

To asses sleep disorders, we used the questionnaire “Cuestionario de Oviedo del Sueño” during pre-embarkation medical checkup in 2011 (n=321) and their distribution by sex, age, working place, vessel’s activity and where they actually sleep. These results were also compared to some metabolic parameters of the same individuals.

Results:

More tan 90% of the subjects referred high self-reported satisfaction on their sleep, low insomnia and light hipersomnia (more prevalente among older group, p<0,05). 2,8% of them needed help to sleep two or more nights a week. Additional sleep problems appeared two or more nights per week in 56,4% of them (higher prevalence in males, p<0,05). Of the studied metabolic parameters, Body Mass Index appeared over normal range in patients with stronger sleep disorders.

Conclusions:

In the population studied, we found a low prevalence of sleep disorders.

Keywords : Cuestionario de Oviedo del Sueño; Occupational health.

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