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Study on polydrug use, cognitive, mental, and emotional functioning and sleep disorders among truck drivers in the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 11/11682-0
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: March 01, 2012 - February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira
Grantee:Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Arthur Guerra de Andrade ; Carmen Silvia Molleis Galego Miziara ; Daniel Romero Muñoz ; Eduardo Massad ; Heraclito Barbosa de Carvalho ; Julia Maria D'Andrea Greve ; Mauricio Yonamine ; Reinaldo Ayer de Oliveira ; Vilma Leyton
Associated scholarship(s):14/02182-1 - Prevalence estimates of sleep disorders and quality assessment among truck drivers traveling on highways in the State of São Paulo: a cross-sectional study, BP.IC
13/03615-6 - The estimation of the prevalence of risk behaviors and traffic accidents and their associated variables among truck drivers that travel in roads in the state of São Paulo, BP.IC
12/22569-2 - Estimates of the prevalence of alcohol use and evaluation of its effect on attention functioning among truck drivers that travel in highways in the State of São Paulo, BP.IC
12/02351-2 - Evaluation of the prevalence use of amphetamine, cocaine and cannabis amongst truck drivers on highways from the state of São Paulo, BP.MS
12/00973-6 - Study on polydrug use, cognitive, mental, and emotional functioning and sleep disorders among truck drivers in the State of Sao Paulo, BP.JP


Traffic accidents (TA) cause around 1.2 million deaths and over 50 million injured every year, worldwide. In Brazil, TA are the second most common cause of death by external causes, generating a cost of over 22 billion reais. In this context, among automotive vehicles, trucks are the second for total accidents, as well as related injuries. According to a recent study, over 10% of truck drivers in roads in the State of Sao Paulo presented a positive result in a toxicological exam aimed to detect recent use of drugs of abuse, a relevant risk factor for the onset of TA. With these data, the present research aims to (a) carry out an epidemiological study on the polydrug use of alcohol and other drugs and (b) evaluate the mental functioning and the performance in cognitive tests and stress, anxiety, depression and sleep disorder scales among truck drivers, to estimate driving behavior under the influence of drugs and interfering factors. A convenience sample of 350 drivers will be interviewed in roads in the State of Sao Paulo. Those who voluntarily choose to participate will also be asked to provide a urine and oral fluid sample for toxicological analyses. The results will serve as subsidies to reinforce or develop new preventive measures, as well as public policies, aiming to reduce TA, as well as related injuries. Furthermore, since this theme is still relatively unexplored in our country, it will strengthen research in our State and contribute to the foundation of the reference center "Alcohol, Drugs, Cognition and Driving", a joint project by Medical School (FMUSP) and School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCF-USP), University of São Paulo. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCIO GARCIA; DE ARAUJO DE SOUZA, LETICIA MARIA; BARROSO, LUCIA PEREIRA; CESAR GOUVEA, MARCELA JULIO; DIAS DE ALMEIDA, CARLOS VINICIUS; MUNOZI, DANIEL ROMERO; LEYTON, VILMA. Condições ocupacionais e o risco de uso de anfetaminas entre motoristas de caminhão. Revista de Saúde Pública, v. 49, . (11/11682-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCIO GARCIA; LEOPOLDO, KAE; CESAR GOUVEA, MARCELA JULIO; BARROSO, LUCIA PEREIRA; RODRIGUES GOUVEI, PAULA ADRIANA; MUNOZ, DANIEL ROMERO; LEYTON, VILMA. Prevalence of at-risk drinking among Brazilian truck drivers and its interference on the performance of executive cognitive tasks. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, v. 166, p. 218-225, . (11/11682-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCIO GARCIA; BARROSO, LUCIA PEREIRA; LEOPOLDO, KAE; CESAR GOUVEA, MARCELA JULIO; CASTALDELLI-MAIA, JOAO; LEYTON, VILMA. Driving under the influence of psychostimulant drugs: Effects on cognitive functioning among truck drivers in Brazil. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR, v. 68, p. 336-347, . (11/11682-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCIO GARCIA; ECKSCHMIDT, FREDERICO; LEYTON, VILMA; DE CARVALHO, HERACLITO BARBOSA. Use of Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drinks Increases the Prevalence of Driving Violations among Brazilian Truck Drivers. SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, v. 55, n. 10, . (11/11682-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCIO GARCIA; DOS SANTOS, BERNARDO; GONCALVES, PRISCILA DIB; CARVALHO, HERACLITO DE BARBOSA; MASSAD, EDUARDO; LEYTON, VILMA. Desempenho da atenção entre motoristas de caminhão brasileiros e sua associação com uso de anfetaminas: estudo-piloto. Revista de Saúde Pública, v. 47, n. 5, . (12/00973-6, 11/11682-0)

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