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Effect of Work Load and Sleep Deprivation on Medical Staff's Driving Skills

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00849706
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Long and unorthodox working hours (e.g. 24 hours or 23pm-07am shifts for doctors and nurses respectively) combined with sleep deprivation, may affect cognitive functions such as response time and concentration. These parameters may be tested using a driving simulator. Apart from the obvious consequences of driving skills impairment for the medical personal, it may serve as a quality assessment tool in evaluating the impact of workload and sleep deprivation on medical staff's function. This study aims to assess the effect of work load and sleep deprivation on medical staff's driving skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sleep Deprivation Other: Study participants will work their regular shifts, and tested after night shifts.No shifts will be added because of the study.

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Work Load and Sleep Deprivation on Medical Staff's Driving Skills
Study Start Date : March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Study group
Medical staff personal, doctors and nurses, working night shifts.
Other: Study participants will work their regular shifts, and tested after night shifts.No shifts will be added because of the study.
Night shifts in our medical center are working 8 hours from 23:00 to 7:00 the following day for nurses, and working overnight (24h) for doctors.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in driving simulator test results after night shifts compared with control. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Medical staff (doctors and nurses) working night shifts.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Given informed consent
  • Medical staff (doctor / nurse) working night shifts.
  • Having a driver's license.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Any systemic / neurological condition which may affect results.
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Tomer Adar, MD 972-2-6778511 tomerad@hadassah.org.il

Locations
Israel
Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Ein-Kerem, Israel, POB 12000
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095    arik@hadassah.org.il   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572    lhadas@hadassah.org.il   
Principal Investigator: Tomer Adar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Gadi Lalazar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Mizrahi Mair, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuval Hor Horowitz, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. Adar Tomer, Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00849706     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 481131-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: February 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
sleep deprivation
workload
increased workload

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Deprivation
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders