Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Evaluation of Risk Factors of Sleep Quality in Intensive Care Unit

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Turin, Italy Identifier:
First received: July 24, 2007
Last updated: June 3, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep disturbances and delirium in surgical ICU patients. The study set up to test the hypothesis that the occurrence of delirium is associated to the alteration of sleep quality and quantity observed in the critically ill patients.

Sleep Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Risk Factors of Sleep Quality in Critically Ill Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Turin, Italy:

Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:
Sleep disorders are an important clinical entity affecting outcome in respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic and psychiatric disorders and exacting a potentially significant toll on patients at both a personal and socio-economic level.Delirium is a common organ dysfunction in the critically ill patients characterized by an acute onset of impaired cognitive function [REF] associated with prolonged ICU and hospital stay, nosocomial pneumonia, and death.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
ICU postsurgical patients who needed mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hr admitted to the general ICU

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult, postsurgical patients who needed mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hr admitted to the general ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Defined a priori
  • Were history of chronic dementia, psychosis, mental retardation, stroke syndrome or other primary neurologic disease
  • Patient refusal to participate
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00507481

ICU University S.G.Battista Hospital
Turin, Italy, 10126
Intensive care Unit S.giovanni Battista Hospital
Turin, Italy, 10126
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Turin, Italy
Study Director: Marco V Ranieri, Professor University of Turin, Italy
  More Information

Responsible Party: Trompeo Anna Chiara, University of Turin Identifier: NCT00507481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4627
Study First Received: July 24, 2007
Last Updated: June 3, 2008

Keywords provided by University of Turin, Italy:
Post surgical ventilated patients
ICU patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Wake Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 28, 2017