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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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FERREIRA, Carlos Roberto Teixeira et al. Sleep quality of urban public transport drivers in a city in the Western Amazon, Brazil. J. Hum. Growth Dev. [online]. 2022, vol.32, n.1, pp. 43-54. ISSN 0104-1282.

INTRODUCTION: problems related to sleep have destructive effects on psychomotor skills, memory, decision making and concentration, which can influence the occurrence of accidents and errors. Bus drivers are subject to the company's strict rules in respecting timetables, caring for the vehicle and being responsible for the daily transport of peopleOBJECTIVE: to analyze the sleep quality of urban public transport drivers in the city of Rio Branco, Acre, BrazilMETHODS: this is a cross-sectional study developed in the city of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. The sample consisted of 80 drivers. To check the quality of sleep, the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Questionnaire was used. The anthropometric variables used were neck circumference, waist circumference, skinfolds, and body mass index. The non-parametric test of Spearmand 0.05 (5%) was used to associateRESULTS: participants were aged between 24 and 60 years, male. 81.25% of drivers had poor sleep quality according to the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Questionnaire (>5). 75% of participants have excessive body mass index and 67.5% with risky waist circumference. The neck circumference, 60% had increased values and 78.75% with the percentage of fat above the recommended. There was a strong correlation between all components and with the Pittsburg Sleep Quality QuestionnaireCONCLUSION: an association between poor sleep and body mass index and neck circumference has been demonstrated. It also showed a strong correlation between all components with the result of the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Questionnaire

Palavras-chave : sleep apnea; body composition; body mass index.

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