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Melinda L. Jackson
RMIT University
PsychologyPhysical therapyObstructive sleep apneaSleep deprivationMedicine
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#1Mirella Di Benedetto (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
#2Cameron J. Towt (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 1
Last. Melinda L. Jackson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 19
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Background: 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, alcohol binge...
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#1Omonigho M. BubuH-Index: 5
#2Andreia G. Andrade (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 3
Last. Ricardo S. Osorio (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 21
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Summary Increasing evidence links cognitive-decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to various sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With increasing age, there are substantial differences in OSA’s prevalence, associated comorbidities and phenotypic presentation. An important question for sleep and AD researchers is whether OSA’s heterogeneity results in varying cognitive-outcomes in older-adults compared to middle-aged adults. In this review, we systematically integrated researc...
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#1Kimberly A. Honn (Washington State University Spokane)H-Index: 7
#2T Halverson (FFO: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)
Last. H Van Dongen (Washington State University Spokane)H-Index: 3
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STUDY OBJECTIVES: A cognitive throughput task known as the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) (or Symbol Digit Modalities Test) has been used as an assay of general cognitive slowing during sleep deprivation. Here, the effects of total sleep deprivation (TSD) on specific cognitive processes involved in DSST performance, including visual search, spatial memory, paired-associate learning, and motor response, were investigated through targeted task manipulations. METHODS: A total of 12 DSST vari...
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#1Wahaj Anwar A. Khan (UQU: Umm al-Qura University)
#2Russell Conduit (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 10
Last. Melinda L. Jackson (Monash University)H-Index: 19
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OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sleep and mental health issues, the role of chronotype, and the relationship between these variables in Australian paramedics. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Cross-sectional survey. MEASUREMENTS: Paramedics were invited to complete an online survey to assess stress, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep quality, shift-work disorder, bruxism, obstructive sleep apnea, ...
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#2Melinda L. Jackson (Monash University, Clayton campus)H-Index: 19
Last. Mark E. Howard (Monash University, Clayton campus)H-Index: 23
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OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines impair driving ability and psychomotor function. Eyelid parameters accurately reflect drowsiness; however, the effects of benzodiazepines on these measures have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of benzodiazepines on eyelid parameters and evaluate their accuracy for detecting psychomotor impairment. METHODS: Eyelid parameters were recorded during a psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) and driving simulation over 2 days, basel...
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#1Julie TolsonH-Index: 2
#2Maree BarnesH-Index: 19
Last. Melinda L. JacksonH-Index: 19
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