The Treatment of Insomnia in Patients With HIV Disease

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 25, 2007
Last updated: July 26, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
Results First Received: December 12, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: HIV Infections
Interventions: Drug: Doxepin
Drug: Temazepam
Drug: Placebo

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Placebo 1 sugar pill taken nightly at bedtime.
Temazepam 1 15 mg pill taken nightly at bedtime.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Placebo     Temazepam     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  18     23     41  
[units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
  48.46  (5.1)     47.8  (7.9)     48.1  (6.6)  
[units: participants]
Female     8     10     18  
Male     10     13     23  
Race (NIH/OMB)  
[units: participants]
American Indian or Alaska Native     0     0     0  
Asian     0     0     0  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander     0     0     0  
Black or African American     16     22     38  
White     2     1     3  
More than one race     0     0     0  
Unknown or Not Reported     0     0     0  
Insomnia Severity Index [1]
[units: Scores on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
  17.7  (4.9)     16.6  (5.1)     17.1  (5.0)  
Piper Fatigue Scale [2]
[units: Scores on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
  138  (42)     114  (48)     116  (45)  
[1] Measures the severity of insomnia on 7 items, with a rating of 0 (low severity) to 4 (high severity). Total range for the index is 0-28; with 28 being the most severe.
[2] A 22 item survey measuring level of fatigue. Subjects answer each item on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1 being low fatigue, and 10 being severe fatigue. Total range of overall score is 22-220, with 220 being severe fatigue.

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Response: Change in Insomnia Severity Rating Scale at 3 Months.   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Change in Piper Fatigue Scale at 3 Months   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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