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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Excessive Daytime Somnolence In Professors [sonolência Diurna Excessiva Em Professores]
Author: Souza J.C.
Reimao R.
Barros N.H.D.S.
De Almeida J.N.
Campozano T.A.N.
De Rezende T.M.Q.
Rodrigues C.
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) of Dom Bosco Catholic University Modular Courses secondary level teachers. Method: 1,061 secondary level teachers filled out the standard Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Results: EDS prevalence was 30.3% in the teachers's population. There was no significative difference in the total ESS index between the marital status goups by statistic variance analysis. There was no correlation between EDS measured by total ESS and height (p = 0.792), last night total sleep time (p = 0.678); and the time to go to bed (bed time) (p = 0.678). There was correlation with age (p < 0.001); body weight (0.023); and wake-up time (p < 0.01; and the body mass index (BMI) [weight (kg)/height (m 2)] (p = 0.020). The correlation between body weight and EDS was due to the fact that the group without EDS had a mean weight of 63.2 ± 13.2 kg, n =739; and the group with EDS had a mean weight of 64 ± 12.1kg, n = 322 (p =-0.25). In regards to BMI, the mean BMI in the group without EDS was 23.6±4.3kg, n = 739; and in the group with EDS the mean BMI was 23.7±4.2kg, n = 322 (p = 0.045). The multivariance statistical analysis showed that EDS is mainly influenced by age (p < 0.001, weight (p <0.001) and the time to go to bed (bedtime) (p < 0.001). It showed however that EDS can not be completely explained by the independent variables studied in this research alone (R2 yy = 0.081). Conclusions: The secondary level teachers EDS prevalence observed was high.
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Date Issue: 2004
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