Claire C. Caruso

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In most reported studies of treatment for narcolepsy, the efficacy of treatment has been assessed in the sleep laboratory, but not in the natural work and home settings. We therefore assessed the sleep/wake patterns of 25 subjects with narcolepsy, whose symptoms were considered under satisfactory control by the subjects and their physicians, using(More)
Although sleep diaries are widely used in clinical and research settings, only a few studies have compared the subjective information recorded in these diaries to objective information about sleep recorded. The goal of this study was to determine if a sleep diary could be used to obtain reliable data about home sleep/wake patterns over a 24-hour period.(More)
The paper summarizes research linking long work hours to a wide range of risks to workers, families, employers, and the community. The risks are theorized to stem from less time to recover from work, longer exposure to workplace hazards, and less time to attend to non-work responsibilities. Risks to workers include sleep deprivation, poor recovery from(More)
To receive documents or other information about occupational safety and health topics, This document is in the public domain and may be freely copied or reprinted. Disclaimer: Mention of any company, product, policy, or the inclusion of any reference does not constitute endorsement by NIOSH. Foreword The average number of hours worked annually by workers in(More)
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant cause of morbidity in healthcare workers. The influence of shift work and long work hours on risk for MSDs is an area that needs further exploration. The purpose of this report is to assess research progress and gaps across studies that examined the relationship between demanding work schedules and MSD(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are common in shift workers. This study examines the relationship between work schedules and GI symptoms, medications, and diagnoses. METHODS In a cross-sectional survey of 343 US auto factory workers, four work schedule variables were examined: assigned shift, number of hours worked, number of night hours, and(More)
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