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Association of residents’ attitude towards air traffic and objective sleep quality

Elmenhorst, Eva-Maria and Müller, U. and Mendolia, F. and Quehl, J. and Aeschbach, D. (2016) Association of residents’ attitude towards air traffic and objective sleep quality. LifeNoise Workshop, 2016-08-25 - 2016-08-26, Utrecht. (Unpublished)

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Objectives: Nocturnal aircraft noise induces sleep disturbances and is associated with impaired quality of life. The magnitude of physiological and psychological responses to noise varies among individuals. Stable individual vulnerabilities have been reported for aircraft noise induced awakenings. To date it is unknown, whether the subjective attitude towards air traffic and residents’ sleep quality impact on each other. Methods: Seventy-four out of 81 investigated residents around Frankfurt Airport (Germany) rated their attitude towards air traffic (from 1 = negative to 5 = positive; negative attitude: score ≤ 2, N=28, mean age 44 ± 16 years; moderate to positive attitude: score > 3, N=46, mean age 44 ± 15 years) and evaluated its necessity (from 1 = not necessary to 5 = highly necessary; no to moderate necessity: score ≤ 3, N=22, mean age 45 ± 10 years; high necessity: score > 3, N=52, mean age 43 ± 17 years). In addition, polysomnographical recordings were obtained in residents’ home environment. These investigations were part of the NORAH sleep study in 2012. Results: Significant impairments in sleep quality (prolonged sleep onset latency, increased wake after sleep onset, reduced sleep efficiency, and less deep sleep) were found for participants with a negative attitude towards air traffic. The judgement of no or moderate necessity of air traffic was associated with a significantly reduced deep sleep duration. Conclusions: Residents’ subjective attitude towards air traffic and their objective sleep quality are related. Cause and effect in this relationship remain to be identified

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108449/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Association of residents’ attitude towards air traffic and objective sleep quality
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Elmenhorst, Eva-MariaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0336-6705UNSPECIFIED
Mendolia, F.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5359-5982UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:sleep, psychology, attitude, polysomnography, air traffic
Event Title:LifeNoise Workshop
Event Location:Utrecht
Event Type:Workshop
Event Start Date:25 August 2016
Event End Date:26 August 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Flight Physiology
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 12:03
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:13

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