AIRCREW WORK/REST CYCLES IN BOXTOP 1/95

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Authors
  1. Mack, C.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper reports on activity log data collected during Boxtop 1/95. Boxtop aircrew flew a fixed three-shift, three-airplane schedule repeating every 48 hours. A two-page activity log was used to collect data from 41 aircrew and wrist actigraphs were used to provide a second source of information from 18 aircrew. Information was collected on sleep length, hours awake before flying, hours continuously awake, mood, alertness and sleep quality. Significant differences were found between shifts, particularly the night shift which scored lower on mood, sleep quality, and alertness on awakening. Afternoon crews were up longer before flying and during their last touch-down of a work cycle, on average, than morning or night crews.
Keywords
Night shifts;Actigraphs;Boxtop 1/95;Mental fatigue;Self recording;Sleep patterns
Report Number
DCIEM-95-26 —
Date of publication
01 Sep 1995
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
95-05073
CANDIS No
154359
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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