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Participate in the epidemiological study to assess the risk factors for the health of pilots

• COPAC, Sepla and the EPINUT centre affiliated of Complutense University of Madrid are restarting their epidemiological study to identify risk factors specific to the profession of pilot and their impact on certain diseases. On this occasion, the interviews will be conducted through an online questionnaire.

6 de mayo de 2021.

Pilots, once again, have the opportunity to participate in the first epidemiological study on health risks and diseases associated with the profession. After months of pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, COPAC, Sepla and the EPINUT centre affiliated of Complutense University of Madrid are restarting this pioneering research in Spain, which aims to identify risk factors linked to the profession of pilot in order to determine whether these factors are determinants in the development of certain diseases.

The aim of the research is to analyse the morbidity and mortality patterns among active, retired, and deceased pilots in commercial aviation, trying to identify potential risk factors linked to the exercise of the profession, such as fatigue, mental work overload, alteration of circadian rhythms or stress, among others.

This research started almost two years ago through face-to-face interviews conducted by EPINUT epidemiologists with those pilots who volunteered. Now, due to the health restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to restart the study through online questionnaires that will also be carried out on a voluntary basis.

Both COPAC and Sepla want to stress once again the importance of having as many pilots as possible participating in this study, as it is the first epidemiological research of this kind to be carried out on this collective in Spain. In short, it is a unique opportunity to identify the main long-term risks that the profession of pilot has on the health, vital information for carrying out specific prevention policies.

You can answer the health questionnaire through the following link.

Time estimated to answer all the questions is between 15 and 20 minutes. Many of the questions are aimed at finding out about certain aspects of the participant’s health, and therefore all data collected during the study will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Please read the attached document below, which includes the legal bases for this project and contact information to resolve any doubts that may arise before or during the survey.