A Timeline Study of Alcohol Use and Its Relationship to Insomnia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:
This study is an epidemiological and descriptive study of the lifetime relationship of insomnia to alcohol problems.

Condition or disease
Insomnia Alcohol Problem

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Timeline Study of Alcohol Use and Its Relationship to Insomnia
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol

Alcohol Problem First
Alcohol Problem precedes Insomnia
Insomnia First
Insomnia Precedes Alcohol Problem

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To characterize the temporal relationship between insomnia and alcohol dependence, alcohol abuse or heavy drinking and determine if this relationship affects the severity of alcohol use. [ Time Frame: Visit 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the utility of 3 sleep disorder instruments: the ISI, the SDQ-8 & the ESS in an inpatient or outpatient population of subjects reporting insomnia with a lifetime history of alcohol dependence, alcohol abuse or heavy drinking. [ Time Frame: Visit 1 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We wish to study individuals who meet lifetime criteria for alcohol dependence, abuse or heavy drinking and who self-report current insomnia.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must be between the ages of 18-70, may be male or female, and from any ethnic background.
  • Individuals must have the capacity to give IRB-approved study consent.
  • Subjects must at least have a lifetime history of being heavy alcohol drinkers (i.e., drinks approximately 21 alcoholic drinks or more per week). Alternatively, subjects are eligible if they meet criteria for a lifetime history of either alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse. Overall, a subject must meet at least one of these alcohol criteria: a lifetime history of heavy drinking, alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence.
  • Subjects must have a complaint of chronic insomnia, reporting either six or less hours TST, on average at least three times per week.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Potential subjects with a lifetime diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, dementia of any type, or epilepsy will not be admitted to the study.
  • Subjects will be excluded with a diagnosis of any other substance dependence syndrome other than alcohol dependence, nicotine dependence, and/or caffeine dependence. However, individuals may have a history of episodic abuse of cannabis, cocaine, sedatives/hypnotics and opiates, amphetamines, and hallucinogens. Also, subjects may be on prescription benzodiazepine or related sedative/hypnotic therapy.
  • Any condition or treatment of a condition that is likely to confound the experimental design or the results will be prohibited by the PI.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00580411

United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Robert Malcolm, MD Medical University of South Carolina

Responsible Party: , Principal Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Identifier: NCT00580411     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HR#16934
Contract ID ESRC343
First Posted: December 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: October 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs