Mothers' sleepiness and driving in the postpartum period

Mackenzie, Janelle Ellen (2016) Mothers' sleepiness and driving in the postpartum period. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The postpartum period is typically a time of increased sleepiness, however little research has investigated mothers' sleepiness whilst driving during this period. The research presented in this thesis details three studies systematically designed to assess postpartum mothers' sleepiness and driving, followed by the utilisation of this information in the development of an information-based program designed to convey pertinent evidence-based information about postpartum sleepiness, sleep, and sleepy driving.

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ID Code: 95190
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Armstrong, Kerry & Smith, Simon
Keywords: postpartum sleepiness, postpartum fatigue, sleepy driving, drowsy driving, postpartum sleep
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 May 2016 22:35
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 22:35

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