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Effects of In-Flight Countermeasures to Mitigate Fatigue Risks in Aviation

Effects of In-Flight Countermeasures to Mitigate Fatigue Risks in Aviation Fatigue is a frequent phenomenon for pilots doing shiftwork and working in changing time zones. Napping or increased cockpit lighting,so-called in-flight countermeasures, may help pilots mitigate the symptoms ofacute fatigue. This study investigated the impact of napping on sleep qualityand the effect of in-flight countermeasures on how often pilots notice fatiguesymptoms when feeling tired. In total, 106 German-speaking pilots participatedin an online survey. The results showed a medium correlation between napping andimproved sleep quality (r = .32) and a low-to-mediumcorrelation between a frequent usage of in-flight countermeasures and less acutephysical fatigue symptoms (r = −.22). Officers indicateusing napping more often than captains do (d = .70). Furtherresearch should investigate how cabin crew members can benefit from mitigatingmeasures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Effects of In-Flight Countermeasures to Mitigate Fatigue Risks in Aviation

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000143
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Abstract

Fatigue is a frequent phenomenon for pilots doing shiftwork and working in changing time zones. Napping or increased cockpit lighting,so-called in-flight countermeasures, may help pilots mitigate the symptoms ofacute fatigue. This study investigated the impact of napping on sleep qualityand the effect of in-flight countermeasures on how often pilots notice fatiguesymptoms when feeling tired. In total, 106 German-speaking pilots participatedin an online survey. The results showed a medium correlation between napping andimproved sleep quality (r = .32) and a low-to-mediumcorrelation between a frequent usage of in-flight countermeasures and less acutephysical fatigue symptoms (r = −.22). Officers indicateusing napping more often than captains do (d = .70). Furtherresearch should investigate how cabin crew members can benefit from mitigatingmeasures.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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