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Revista de la Asociación Española de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo

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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.


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


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.


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.


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

Keywords : Cuestionario de Oviedo del Sueño; Occupational health.

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