A norm- and control-referenced comparative study of the neuropsychological profiles of shift workers and patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Lee, Jacen Man Kwan (2010) A norm- and control-referenced comparative study of the neuropsychological profiles of shift workers and patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Shift work and Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have been associated with excessive daytime sleepiness and increased risk of road traffic accidents. There is evidence that daytime sleepiness does not provide as satisfactory explanation for accidents, and occupational and social failures associated with sleep disorders. The possibility arises that intermittent hypoxemia and sleep deprivation due to sleep fragmentation in OSA and sleep deprivation secondary to sleep cycle disruption in shift work may underlie neuropsychological deficits, which in turn meditate these functional impairments. The current study uses a control-referenced and norm-referenced design to explore in detail the subcomponents of attention/executive functions and motor coordination of patients with OSA and shift workers with an aim to outline and compare the profiles of any cognitive impairment between these groups.

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Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17784
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1702 Cognitive Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords obstructive sleep apnoea, OSA, sleep disorders, shift workers, shift-work, daytime sleepiness, sleep cycle, sleep fragentation, sleep deprivation, attention functions, executive functions, motor coordination, neuropsychological
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