Fatigue: Definitions and Classifications

  • Mary Rose


Classification of types of fatigue is critical to proper identification of strategies which might be employed in proper management of this challenge to the employer as well as the worker. We review in this chapter the common error of confusing fatigue and sleepiness, which, while generated along common neurophysiological pathways, differ in their cause and in optimal management strategies.


Fatigue Sleepiness Transportation Vigilance Health care Sleep apnea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Rose
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  1. 1.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of MedicineDept of Neuropsychology, TIRR Memorial Rehabilitation NetworkHoustonUSA

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