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Sleep Disorders: Sleep Disorders II |

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Driving Schools

Doina Todea; Andreea Coman
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University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A573. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.598
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SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders II

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increase the risk for drowsy driving because of excessive daytime sleepiness. Undiagnosed and untreated OSAS increases also the risk of road accidents by up to 7 times.

METHODS: We conducted an observational descriprive study using as a tool Modified Stop Bang questionnaire which was validated. Questionnaire was divided into 21 items, pre-formulated answers questions applied to a number of 586 persons enrolled in 3 driving schools from Cluj, Romania, in august-december 2014.

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