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Arnold DK Hill
Elaine Lehane
Athar S Sheikh
Mark A Corrigan
Seamus M McHugh
P Brady
K Clancy


Physiotherapy & Sport

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Assessing the functional performance of post-call hospital doctors using a Nintendo Wii. (2011)

Abstract Sleep deprivation is an established part of the working life for Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) in Ireland. Concern exists about the effect of extended NCHD work hours. We utilised a Nintendo Wii to evaluate motor function of NCHDs both prior to their on-call shift and the day afterwards. Data was exported to SPSS ver. 15 for statistical analysis with p < 0.05 considered significant. A total of 72 NCHDs were invited to participate in this study. There was a 62.5% (45) rate of follow-up. Overall 27 (60%) NCHDs were on medical call, with 18 (40%) on surgical call. There was no statistically significant difference between NCHDs pre-and post-call motor assessment scores. The majority of study participants (75.5%, n = 34) had four or more hours sleep. On-call duty allows for a greater than anticipated amount of sleep per on-call shift and therefore has a negligible effect on the motor skills of medical staff.
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Arnold DK Hill, Elaine Lehane, Athar S Sheikh, Mark A Corrigan, Seamus M McHugh, P Brady, K Clancy

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Arnold D K Hill
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 110
Elaine Lehane
University College Cork
Total Publications: 12
M A Corrigan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 21