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dc.contributor.authorEide, Tine Almenningen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Anetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorBjorvatn, Bjørnen_US
dc.contributor.authorGundersen, Hildeen_US
dc.contributor.authorZakariassen, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorPallesen, Ståleen_US
dc.contributor.authorWaage, Sirien_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T12:23:58Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T12:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.PublishedEide TA, Harris A, Bjorvatn B, Gundersen H, Zakariassen E, Pallesen S, Waage S. Sleepiness among personnel in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Service. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2019;92(8):1121–1130eng
dc.identifier.issn1432-1246
dc.identifier.issn0340-0131
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/21193
dc.description.abstractPurpose. To examine the effects of shift work and extended working hours on sleepiness among pilots and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) crew members in the Norwegian Air Ambulance. Methods. This field study investigated sleepiness during 3 consecutive weeks: the week before work, the work week, and the week after work. The pilots and HEMS crew members (N = 50) kept a wake diary during all 3 weeks and completed reaction time tests during the work week. Results. The overall sleepiness scores were low during all 3 weeks. When comparing the 3 weeks, the lowest sleepiness levels were found for the work week. There was a small difference across work days, in which subjective sleepiness scores were highest the first duty day. No change in the reaction time tests was evident during the work week. The crew members reported being most sleepy at midnight, compared to all the other timepoints over the course of a duty day. Regarding workload and total work time, having larger workload was associated with lower sleepiness scores, while having higher total work time was associated with higher sleepiness score, both compared to the medium category. Conclusions The findings indicate that the work schedules and setting for this distinct occupational group do not seem to negatively affect the sleepiness levels.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSpringer Natureeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0eng
dc.subjectSleepinesseng
dc.subjectShift workeng
dc.subjectAir ambulanceeng
dc.subjectPilotseng
dc.subjectHEMS crew memberseng
dc.titleSleepiness among personnel in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Serviceen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2019-08-12T10:51:04Z
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-019-01449-w
dc.identifier.cristin1713244
dc.source.journalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health


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