Effective assessment of accident risk in obstructive sleep apnoea

Kim Lesley Ward

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common and under-recognized breathing disorder associated with excessive sleepiness and impaired cognition. Although these symptoms predispose individuals to increased risk of driving and occupational accidents, the factors that predict increased risk remain unclear because the relationships between OSA and neurobehavioural impairment are complex and vary between individuals. My research broadens knowledge about the association between sleepiness and driving risk in OSA; it reports novel associations between circadian rhythm genes and vulnerability to dozing modulated by severity of OSA; and it validates a simple method to expedite identification of at risk individuals with OSA.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date8 Dec 2016
StateUnpublished - 2016

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Accidents
Occupational Accidents
Circadian Rhythm
Cognition
Respiration
Research
Genes

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Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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