Feedback actigraphy and sleep among long-haul truck drivers.

Karen L. Heaton, Mary Kay Rayens

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Abstract

This pilot intervention study evaluated the effect of feedback actigraphy on sleep and sleep-related variables in a group of long-haul truck drivers. Visual feedback from actigraphs provided cues to the truck drivers, alerting them to their accumulated sleep times. Exposure to the cues was hypothesized to lead truck drivers to modify their behavior and result in improvement in sleep and sleep-related variables. It was predicted that exposure to feedback actigraphy would be associated with more sleep (quantity), better sleep (quality), a more positive attitude toward sleep, less subjective sleepiness, and increased control over sleep behavior by the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalAAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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