Sleep Disturbance in Deployed Soldiers

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by Brooke Army Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2009
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Brooke Army Medical Center

Brief Summary:


  • Hypothesis 1 - Sleep can be measured in Theater using actigraph technology.
  • Hypothesis 2 - Standard sleep measures in Soldiers randomized to a sleep intervention group will more closely approximate normal as compared to sleep measures of Soldiers randomized to the control group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sleep Disturbance Other: Relaxation CD Early Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Sleep Disturbance in Deployed Soldiers
Study Start Date : September 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sleep Disorders
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Intervention Group
Other: Relaxation CD
A music CD specifically created for this study to promote effective sleep while deployed. It includes sleep instructions tailored to the military deployment environment. The CD includes a voice directed meditation component that helps focus the listener on relaxation in preparation for sleep. The second track is specifically designed music to promote slow breathing and induce sleep.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Actigraph and self report questionnaires [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self report questionnaires [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, 18 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All study participants must be on Active Duty, or be Reserve or National Guard Service Members notified of impending deployment.
  • Recruited prior to deployment in order to obtain baseline measures before deployment.
  • Have been stateside at least one full year.
  • Able to read and speak English and consent themselves.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with self-identified sleep disorder (for example restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea)
  • Pregnancy. Pregnant women will be excluded from the study since pregnancy places women in a non-deployable status and pregnant Soldiers will not be deploying.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00860756

Contact: Mona O. Bingham, PhD (210) 916-7159
Contact: Stacey Young-McCaughan, PhD (210) 567-1942

United States, Colorado
Evans Army Community Hospital Recruiting
Fort Carson, Colorado, United States, 80913
Contact: Mona O. Bingham, PhD    210-916-7159   
United States, Texas
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Fort Hood, Texas, United States, 76544
Brooke Army Medical Center Recruiting
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234
Contact: Mona O. Bingham, PhD    210-916-7159   
Contact: Stacey Young-McCaughan, PhD    (210) 567-1942   
Principal Investigator: Mona O Bingham, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brooke Army Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mona O. Bingham, PhD LTC, Chief Nursing Research Services

Responsible Party: LTC Mona O. Bingham, PhD, RN; Chief, Nursing Research, Brooke Army Medical Center Identifier: NCT00860756     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I2007.242dt
First Posted: March 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms