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Melinda L. Jackson
RMIT University
69Publications
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#1Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
#2Julie TolsonH-Index: 1
Last.Maree BarnesH-Index: 19
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Abstract Objective/Background Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms, however the measured prevalence of clinical depression in OSA using standardized clinical assessment is not clear. The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence of clinical depression and antidepressant use in untreated OSA patients, to examine predictors of depression, and to conduct an exploratory meta-analysis to determine the pooled pr...
#1Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
#2Sanjeevan Muruganandan (Northern Health)
Last.Christopher Worsnop (RMIT: RMIT University)
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This study examined the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in OSA patients, and predictors of mood disturbance in male and female patients. N = 344 consecutive OSA patients (mean age 51.6 SD 14.1 years, 176 women) completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. 42.3% of females reported significant depressive symptoms compared to 32.7% of males, and 29.7% of females compared to 21.4% of males reported significant anxiety. In women, sleepiness, anx...
#1Jennifer M. CoriH-Index: 4
#2Clare Anderson (Monash University, Clayton campus)H-Index: 18
Last.Mark Howard (Monash University, Clayton campus)H-Index: 21
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Summary Most objective drowsiness measures have limited ability to provide continuous, accurate assessment of drowsiness state in operational settings. Spontaneous eye blink parameters are ideal for drowsiness assessment as they are objective, non-invasive, and can be recorded continuously during regular activities. Studies that have assessed the spontaneous eye blink as a drowsiness measure are diverse, varying greatly in respect to study design, eye blink acquisition technology and eye blink p...
#1Prerna Varma (RMIT: RMIT University)
#2Melinda L. Jackson (Monash University, Clayton campus)
Last.Hailey Meaklim (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
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#1Mirella Di Benedetto (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
#2Cameron J. Towt (RMIT: RMIT University)
Last.Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
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ABSTRACTBackground: University students have high levels of poor sleep quality (SQ) and mental health, and low adherence to healthy nutrition and physical activity (PA). Objective: This study examined what clusters of self-care behaviors (SCB) were associated with SQ and mental health in Australian university students. Method: 355 Australian university students, ranging in age from 18 to 24 years (M = 20, SD = 1.5, 286 females) completed surveys relating to fruit and vegetable consumption, alcoh...
#1Neha Delhikar (RMIT: RMIT University)
#2Lucy Sommers (RMIT: RMIT University)
Last.Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
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Objectives: Autobiographical memory dysfunction is a marker of vulnerability to depression. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience high rates of depression and memory impairment, and autobiographical memory impairments have been observed compared to healthy controls; however, these groups were not age-matched. This study aimed to determine whether individuals with untreated OSA have impaired autobiographical memory when compared to age-matched controls, and to assess the quality ...
#1Monika Konjarski (La Trobe University)H-Index: 1
#2Greg Murray (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 31
Last.Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
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Summary An intimate relationship exists between sleep and affective states. Disturbances in sleep are common across a spectrum of psychopathologies, and are recognised as precipitating or prodromal factors for mood disorders. Conversely, affective states can impact sleep quality and ability to fall asleep. However, one of the main limitations of this literature is that studies have typically assessed sleep and mood at one time point and studies are often laboratory-based, where measurement of bo...
#1Hilary A. Uyhelji (Civil Aerospace Medical Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Doris M Kupfer (Civil Aerospace Medical Institute)H-Index: 2
Last.Dennis Burian (Civil Aerospace Medical Institute)H-Index: 5
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Background Although sleep deprivation is associated with neurobehavioral impairment that may underlie significant risks to performance and safety, there is no reliable biomarker test to detect dangerous levels of impairment from sleep loss in humans. This study employs microarrays and bioinformatics analyses to explore candidate gene expression biomarkers associated with total sleep deprivation (TSD), and more specifically, the phenotype of neurobehavioral impairment from TSD. Healthy adult volu...
Study Objectives To assess whether poor sleep quality experienced by regular shift workers and individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects neurobehavioral function similarly, or whether the different etiologies have distinct patterns of impairment. Methods Thirty-seven shift workers (> 24 hours after their last shift), 36 untreated patients with OSA, and 39 healthy controls underwent assessment of sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS]), mood (Beck Depression Index, State Trait An...
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