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The EMS Sleep Health Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial

January 7, 2021

Overview

The EMS Sleep Health Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial aims to determine how an educational training program on sleep health affects indicators of sleep and fatigue among EMS personnel. The goals of the study are to understand how shift work relates to sleep and fatigue in this field of work, and to see if educating EMS personnel on the importance of sleep has any result on reported sleep and fatigue indicators.

 

Study Information 

EMS personnel participating in the study will initially answer a survey and then send regular text messages on the subject of sleep and fatigue, which will be assessed by investigators to determine sleep quality. After 3 and 6 months, participants will answer two follow up surveys. Sleep quality will be measured using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) while fatigue will be measured using the Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire (CFQ). 

 

Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:

 

EMS Personnel:

 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Currently working as an EMS clinician
  • Working at least one shift per week
  • Working & living in the United States
  • Working at one of the EMS organizations that is participating in the study
  • Have a mobile phone that can send and receive text messages
  • Must be willing to answer surveys and send text messages for 7 days in a row, every third week of the month for 6 months

 

Locations

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 

Sponsors / Collaborators

University of Pittsburgh

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)

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