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Sleep Disturbance in Deployed Soldiers

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2009 by Brooke Army Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Brooke Army Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 10, 2009
Last updated: March 11, 2009
Last verified: March 2009


  • 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 Intervention Phase
Sleep Disturbance
Other: Relaxation CD
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Sleep Disturbance in Deployed Soldiers

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Further study details as provided by Brooke Army Medical Center:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.


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: 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
  More Information

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
Study First Received: March 10, 2009
Last Updated: March 11, 2009

Keywords provided by Brooke Army Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 24, 2017