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The objective of this protocol is to conduct a focus group to identify OSA beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge among employees in the transportation industry on shift schedules.

Clinical Trial Description

Transportation shift workers (TSW, e.g., overnight, on-call, or rotating) have been identified as a high-risk group for health conditions (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease). Also, TSW are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to one study, approximately 36% of TSWs have OSA, a condition that exacerbates health risks and daytime sleepiness. A recent report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) showed that those with untreated OSA cost on average $4,261 more than those without OSA. Also concerning, workers with OSA who are non-adherent to recommended OSA treatment (i.e., continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP) are at particularly high risk for motor vehicle accidents compared to those who are adherent. This protocol outlines focus groups that will aim to identify knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about OSA among TSW. Results of these focus groups will be used in future research to design a tailored website for relaying OSA information to TSW. ;

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NCT number NCT05039528
Study type Interventional
Source Brigham and Women's Hospital
Contact Rebecca Robbins, PhD
Phone 617-732-5275
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date May 1, 2022
Completion date June 1, 2024

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