Countermeasures to driver sleepiness : is the message getting through?

Filtness, A.J. & Reyner, L.A. (2010) Countermeasures to driver sleepiness : is the message getting through? In 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 5 - 9 June 2010, San Antonio, Tx. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The most effective countermeasures to driver sleepiness (caffeine and a nap, ideally in combination) are not the most popular choice for UK drivers.

Groups susceptible to driver sleepiness (OSA patients and truck drivers) do not favour effective countermeasures to driver sleepiness.

Prior experience of driver sleepiness does not promote an effective choice of countermeasure.

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ID Code: 66439
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: At the time of this poster's presentation Ashleigh Filtness was affiliated with the Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University.
Keywords: driver sleepiness, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, truck drivers
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2014 00:33
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 00:33

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