Neurological symptoms and syndromes in municipal transport drivers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/576219
Title:
Neurological symptoms and syndromes in municipal transport drivers
Authors:
Sinczuk-Walczak, Halina; Siedlecka, Jadwiga; Szymczak, Wiesław; Gadzicka, Elzbieta; Walczak, Agata; Kowalczyk, Grazyna ( 0000-0003-3138-365X ) ; Dania, Marta; Bortkiewicz, Alicja ( 0000-0002-0042-4597 )
Other Titles:
OBJAWY I ZESPOŁY NEUROLOGICZNE U KIEROWCÓW POJAZDÓW KOMUNIKACJI MIEJSKIEJ
Abstract:
Background: The way the municipal transport drivers perform their job contributes to varied burdens linked with the body posture at work, stress, shift work, vibration, noise and exposure to chemical agents. The aim of the study was to assess the condition of the nervous system (NS) in municipal transport drivers. Material and Methods: The study covered 42 men, aged 43.4 years (standard deviation (SD): 8.3), employed as bus drivers in the municipal transport enterprise. The duration of employment was 11.8 years on average (SD: 8.6). The condition of the nervous system was assessed on the basis of clinical neurological examinations. Results: Chronic lumbosacral syndrome was found in 54.8% of the subjects. A significant relationship between the incidence of lumbosacral syndrome and the duration of employment (p = 0.032) was observed; significantly higher in drivers employed for 11–15 years (90.9%) in comparison to the remaining groups. Nervous system functional disorders were characterized by the increased emotional irritability (47.6%), sleep disorders manifested by excessive sleepiness (33.3%) or insomnia (28.6%) and headaches (3%), mostly tension headaches. Excessive daytime sleepiness was significantly age-dependent (p = 0.038). Conclusions: The evidenced NS disorders indicate the need to undertake preventive measures tailored for the occupational group of bus drivers.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland; Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Medycyna Pracy 2015;66(3):333–341
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/576219
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00208
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Objawy-i-zespoly-neurologiczne-u-kierowcow-pojazdow-komunikacji-miejskiej-badanie-pilotazowe,58333,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Objawy-i-zespoly-neurologiczne-u-kierowcow-pojazdow-komunikacji-miejskiej,58333,0,1.html
Type:
Article
Language:
pl
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
UDA POIG. 01.03.01-10-085/09
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dc.contributor.authorSinczuk-Walczak, Halinaen
dc.contributor.authorSiedlecka, Jadwigaen
dc.contributor.authorSzymczak, Wiesławen
dc.contributor.authorGadzicka, Elzbietaen
dc.contributor.authorWalczak, Agataen
dc.contributor.authorKowalczyk, Grazynaen
dc.contributor.authorDania, Martaen
dc.contributor.authorBortkiewicz, Alicjaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-02T10:01:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-02T10:01:39Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMedycyna Pracy 2015;66(3):333–341en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00208en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/576219en
dc.description.abstractBackground: The way the municipal transport drivers perform their job contributes to varied burdens linked with the body posture at work, stress, shift work, vibration, noise and exposure to chemical agents. The aim of the study was to assess the condition of the nervous system (NS) in municipal transport drivers. Material and Methods: The study covered 42 men, aged 43.4 years (standard deviation (SD): 8.3), employed as bus drivers in the municipal transport enterprise. The duration of employment was 11.8 years on average (SD: 8.6). The condition of the nervous system was assessed on the basis of clinical neurological examinations. Results: Chronic lumbosacral syndrome was found in 54.8% of the subjects. A significant relationship between the incidence of lumbosacral syndrome and the duration of employment (p = 0.032) was observed; significantly higher in drivers employed for 11–15 years (90.9%) in comparison to the remaining groups. Nervous system functional disorders were characterized by the increased emotional irritability (47.6%), sleep disorders manifested by excessive sleepiness (33.3%) or insomnia (28.6%) and headaches (3%), mostly tension headaches. Excessive daytime sleepiness was significantly age-dependent (p = 0.038). Conclusions: The evidenced NS disorders indicate the need to undertake preventive measures tailored for the occupational group of bus drivers.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUDA POIG. 01.03.01-10-085/09en
dc.language.isoplen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Objawy-i-zespoly-neurologiczne-u-kierowcow-pojazdow-komunikacji-miejskiej-badanie-pilotazowe,58333,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Objawy-i-zespoly-neurologiczne-u-kierowcow-pojazdow-komunikacji-miejskiej,58333,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.subjectNeurological symptomsen
dc.subjectHeadacheen
dc.subjectChronic lumbosacral syndromesen
dc.subjectWork environmenten
dc.subjectMunicipal bus driversen
dc.titleNeurological symptoms and syndromes in municipal transport driverspl
dc.title.alternativeOBJAWY I ZESPOŁY NEUROLOGICZNE U KIEROWCÓW POJAZDÓW KOMUNIKACJI MIEJSKIEJen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland; Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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