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Somnolence et aptitude à la conduite : de l’évaluation de la pertinence du test de maintien d’éveil au rôle du médecin généraliste

Abstract : Object: this thesis aims to study the interest of the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) in the assessment of accidental risks related to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) by incorporating it into perspective with the practice in general medicine. A SFRMS (French Society of Sleep Research and Medicine) study will have to establish the link in between MWT data and accidental risk. The aims of my thesis consist in developing and evaluating a survey for the SFRMS study, to develop an information note, obtaining consent, and analyzing the first results. Method: the questionnaire is built from issues validated in previous studies. The information note is developed from the criteria of the CCTIRS (Advisory Committee on Information Processing in Material Research in the Field of Health). The data collected from subjects who underwent a WMT in the usual follow-up to the Bordeaux sleep clinic over time. These data are the subject of a descriptive analysis. Results: 21 subjects were evaluated (mean age at 47.85: 67% of men, 33% of women). In this group of subjects, a comprehensible and reliable questionnaire is developed. The information note is submitted to CCTIRS. The Analysis of the preliminary results suggests a link between average sleep latency at MWT and accidental risk. Conclusion: MWT is a relevant test to assess the accident risk associated with EDS. It is a specialized examination that the GP cannot directly use. It remains subjective tests available to evaluate EDS and accidental risk. Knowledge of MWT and accidental risk factors associated with drowsiness allows working closely with the sleep doctor and the physician.
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Marie Julia Metanire. Somnolence et aptitude à la conduite : de l’évaluation de la pertinence du test de maintien d’éveil au rôle du médecin généraliste. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01484750⟩



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