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Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Official Title

A randomized phase II trial evaluation two non-pharmacologic interventions in cancer survivors for the treatment of sleep-wake disturbances


Participants in this research study have a history of cancer and have problems falling asleep or staying asleep at night. The purpose of this research study is to look at the effect of two types of behavioral interventions to improve sleep. Behavioral interventions are things people can do by themselves to try and improve a symptom, such as sleep. The two types of behavioral interventions being tested in this study is the use of two types of pre-recorded mp3 device as well as following some rules related to sleep. Also this study looks to see whether these behaviors improve fatigue, mood or distress. Also, to see if there are any negative (bad) effects of the behaviors as well as to see how well people can practice the behaviors at home.

Approximately 20 people will take part in this study conducted by investigators at the University of Iowa. About 154 people will take part in this study nationwide.

Start Date
June 10, 2013
End Date
October 11, 2013
Gender Preference
Age Group
18 - 99 years
Principal Investigator
Alexandra Thomas, MD
Contact Info

Clarine Halvorsen, 319-356-3944

cancer ; IRB#201305758 ; phase 2 ; phase II ; sleep ; thomas ;

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