Effect of Work Load and Sleep Deprivation on Medical Staff's Driving Skills

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00849706
First received: February 19, 2009
Last updated: February 23, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

Long and unorthodox working hours (e.g. 24 hours or 23pm-07am shifts for doctors and nurses respectively) combined with sleep deprivation, may affect cognitive functions such as response time and concentration. These parameters may be tested using a driving simulator. Apart from the obvious consequences of driving skills impairment for the medical personal, it may serve as a quality assessment tool in evaluating the impact of workload and sleep deprivation on medical staff's function. This study aims to assess the effect of work load and sleep deprivation on medical staff's driving skills.


Condition Intervention
Sleep Deprivation
Other: Study participants will work their regular shifts, and tested after night shifts.No shifts will be added because of the study.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Work Load and Sleep Deprivation on Medical Staff's Driving Skills

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in driving simulator test results after night shifts compared with control. [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Study group
Medical staff personal, doctors and nurses, working night shifts.
Other: Study participants will work their regular shifts, and tested after night shifts.No shifts will be added because of the study.
Night shifts in our medical center are working 8 hours from 23:00 to 7:00 the following day for nurses, and working overnight (24h) for doctors.

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Medical staff (doctors and nurses) working night shifts.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Given informed consent
  • Medical staff (doctor / nurse) working night shifts.
  • Having a driver's license.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Any systemic / neurological condition which may affect results.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00849706

Contacts
Contact: Tomer Adar, MD 972-2-6778511 tomerad@hadassah.org.il

Locations
Israel
Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Ein-Kerem, Israel, POB 12000
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095    arik@hadassah.org.il   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572    lhadas@hadassah.org.il   
Principal Investigator: Tomer Adar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Gadi Lalazar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Mizrahi Mair, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuval Hor Horowitz, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. Adar Tomer, Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00849706     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 481131-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: February 19, 2009
Last Updated: February 23, 2009
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
sleep deprivation
workload
increased workload

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Deprivation
Dyssomnias
Sleep Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders

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