A new clinical tool to assess fitness-to-drive in obstructive sleep apnea [ 2018 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Dr Andrew Vakulin (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Keith Wong Prof Peter Catcheside Prof R. Douglas Mcevoy Prof Ronald Grunstein

Brief description Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects 1 in 4 middle aged adults. OSA results in impaired neurobehavioral function, excessive sleepiness, and more than 2-fold increased motor vehicle crash risk and workplace accidents. However, not all patients are impaired and identifying patients at risk is a daily clinical challenge. This project proposes new and simple measures that can accurately identify patients with OSA who are most vulnerable to alertness failure and motor vehicle accident risk.

Funding Amount $AUD 738,154.29

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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