A Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to gain greater understanding of the problems breast cancer survivors experience related to difficulty sleeping and insomnia. Poor sleep can affect a person's mood, increase feelings of fatigue, as well as pain. A greater knowledge and understanding of sleep disturbances can lead to more effective treatment of sleep problems and significantly improve quality of life.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Breast Cancer|
- Determine the prevalence of cancer-related insomnia in women surviving breast cancer (Stage I, II, & III) who are at least one year, but not more than 10 years posttreatment & to study its deleterious impact on qol [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To describe the underlying physiology and nature of sleep disturbances in this cohort of women by performing sleep lab studies with a subset of the sample [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To survey the medical, demographic and psychosocial correlates of cancer-related insomnia in this cohort of women to identify subgroups with potentially differing etiologies and associated symptoms to help plan relevant intervention studies [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To preliminarily describe correlations between subgroups and sleep disturbances documented in the sleep lab studies [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
15 subjects with subjective sleep disturbance based on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
mild/moderate subjective sleep disturbance (insomnia) based on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
severe subjective sleep disturbance (insomnia)based on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
Individuals who consent to participate in this study will be asked to complete a battery of questionnaires that will take approximately 1 hour. Based on answers they give to the questionnaires, 45 patients will be asked to participate in a sleep study done at a sleep lab.
If you choose to take part, then you will be asked to do the following:
Spend approximately 1 hour answering questionnaires either at the breast cancer center with a research assistant, at home on the phone with a research assistant, or by completing the questionnaires at home and returning them by mail. You will only be asked to complete questionnaires one time. The questionnaires will ask you questions about your:
- Past medical history
- Sleep quality
- Sleep habits
- Energy level, pain, daytime sedation
- Quality of life
- Menopausal symptoms
If you are then selected to participate in the sleep study, further information will be provided for you.
After you are finished with the questionnaires, the research assistant will provide you with any necessary further information and feedback. The research assistant will also be able to put you in contact with a study doctor should you require any further assistance. After you are finished with the study, the study doctor may contact you for clarification of your answer on a question, or for an answer if you have by any chance missed a question.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven Passik, PhD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|