The relationship between driving simulation performance and obstructive sleep apnoea risk, daytime sleepiness, obesity and road traffic accident history of commercial drivers in Turkey.

Cetinoglu E. , GÖREK DİLEKTAŞLI A. , Demir N. A. , ÖZKAYA G. , ACET ÖZTÜRK N. A. , Durmus E., ...More

Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung, vol.19, no.3, pp.865-72, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-014-1114-6
  • Title of Journal : Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung
  • Page Numbers: pp.865-72
  • Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, Berlin Questionnaire, Obesity, Daytime sleepiness, Road traffic accident, Driving performance, MOTOR-VEHICLE CRASHES, HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS, RELIABILITY, PRESSURE, INJURIES


Driving performance is known to be very sensitive to cognitive-psychomotor impairment. The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between obesity, risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), daytime sleepiness, history of road traffic accident (RTA) and performance on a driving simulator, among commercial drivers.