Valutazione della correlazione tra obesità e apnea notturna ostruttiva in autotrasportatori

Translated title of the contribution: Evalutation between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in truck drivers

C. Graceffa, D. Graceffa, G. Agostini, A. Abbate, G. Muraca, G. Saffioti, Renato Brecciaroli

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Obesity represent a frequent patology in truck drivers, it has important repercussions on sleep's quality and blood's oxygenation. The use of easy instruments like self- administration of a test, can help job's doctor to identify the risk sample and to express suitability judgement. One hundred and twenty male truck drivers were studied. Among these fourty-six subject effected middle-short distances and seventy-four long distance. BMI was calculated on sample and a test was sel administrated by workers to value obstuctive sleep apnea syndrome. Subject that showed night respirators way's obstructions or BMI > 3 were investigated with basic spirometry and emogas analysis. The incidence of obesity is more evident among drivers that carried out long distances (51s.) than among drivers that carried out middle-short distances (10s.). Sixteen subjects were positive to test. All subject showed spirometry normal, but four subject showed patological value of emogas analyses. These four subjets were examined with polysonnografic study and all were positive to test. Authors conclude that obesity is a risk factor for truck drivers that effect long distances and the use of specific tests is a good instrument for job's doctor in the screening of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionEvalutation between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in truck drivers
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)384-385
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation


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