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Assessing fatigue in the field: towards the objective, efficient, and economically viable assessment of acute fatigue in on-shift physicians

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dc.contributor.author Howse, Harvey
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T14:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T14:36:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-09-12
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8559
dc.description.abstract Medical mistakes made during the fatigue state result in the spread of infection, diagnostic error, psychological distress, poor patient outcomes, and ultimately, loss of life. Alarmingly, the fatigue-management systems put forth by government agency have failed to reduce the risks of fatigue in physicians. A shift from “one size fits all” approaches for fatigue management, to individualized fatigue assessment and training, is required. To date, no validated measures of fatigue are feasible for use as portable, on-site assessments. Here, I propose the use new portable EEG technologies recently validated for the collection of ERP data, as a basis for a portable fatigue assessment that is cost effective, portable, and efficient enough to be used in medical professionals. Over the course of three experiments I have provided data to support the use of the MUSE portable EEG headband, in combination with short oddball task to assess fatigue related neural impacts. Results of these experiments indicate that the P300 component is reduced in fatigued subjects in comparison to non-fatigued, and further that there is a strong correlation between subjective fatigue severity and P300 amplitude. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Decision Making en_US
dc.subject P300 en_US
dc.subject MUSE en_US
dc.subject ERP en_US
dc.subject EEG en_US
dc.subject Fatigue Management en_US
dc.subject Medical en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.subject Fatigue Assessment, en_US
dc.title Assessing fatigue in the field: towards the objective, efficient, and economically viable assessment of acute fatigue in on-shift physicians en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Krigolson, Olav
dc.contributor.supervisor Wright, Bruce
dc.degree.department School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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