The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a quite diffused in workers disease, mainly in obese or overweight subjects. This syndrome can cause cardiovascular and cerebral complications and have negative effects on job performances. We evaluated 214 obese/overweight workers referred from different job areas. A diagnosis of OSAS was pre-existent in about 5% of the examined subjects, and clinical elements suggesting suspect of OSAS were present in about 15% of the sample. The risk of development Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome seems to be linear correlated with BMI, neck and waist circumference. We did not find any correlation between OSAS risk and job area. We strongly suggest that health surveillance should include the evaluation of the possible presence of sleep disorders to reduce the risks associated and the negative consequences on job performances.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prevalesce of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a group of obese workers|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health