Journal article

Health risks and potential predictors of fatigue and sleepiness in airline cabin crew

CC-Y Wen, C Nicholas, ME Howard, J Trinder, S Errey, AS Jordan

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2021


Background: Aviation pilots and cabin crew regularly undertake shift work, and may experience circadian disruption, restricted sleep, sleepiness and impaired health. Research on aviation fatigue and sleepiness has focused on pilots, with less being known about cabin crew. This study aimed to identify likely predictors of fatigue, sleepiness, shift work disorder (SWD) and depression in cabin crew. Methods: An online anonymous survey was distributed to active cabin crew around the world. It measured sleepiness, fatigue, and screened for insomnia, depression and SWD. Information on individuals’ habits and work schedules were collected. Results: 930 valid responses were analysed. 63.5% of the sa..

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