Work-Related Accidents in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Project number: 
04-015
Approval date: 
Friday, February 18, 2005
Principal Investigator: 
Ayas,Najib
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
consolidation - census geocodes
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
WorkSafeBC
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Industry of Employment Codes
Researcher collected
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

The major objective is to assess the rates of occupational injuries in patients referred for an overnight sleep study and correlate this with patient characteristics (e.g., presence of sleep apnea on sleep study, age, industry, medication use, degree of subjective sleepiness). To accomplish this objective, we intend to link the data from patients studies in our sleep laboratory to the WCB database through CHSPR. Secondary objectives include the assessment of healthcare resources spent by these patients and again correlating that with a variety of patient characteristics as described above.

Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • A.J. Hirsch Allen, Mieke Koehoorn, Julie E. Park & Najib T. Ayas. Risk of occupational injury in patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. (2017)
  • A J Hirsch Allen, Julie E Park, Patrick R Daniele, John Fleetham, C Frank Ryan, Najib T Ayas. Obstructive sleep apnoea and frequency of occupational injury. Thorax. (2016)

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • AJ Hirsch Allen. THE IMPACT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ON OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, Published February 2019

Presentation of research material (poster/seminar/lecture etc.)


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