The rePair Sleep Study - via Videoconference

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The rePair Sleep Study - via Videoconference



Details

  • Location: Online
Age:
18+
Duration:
6 months
Visits:
7
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Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for The rePair Sleep Study if you meet several criteria, including:

For the person with cognitive impairment:

  • Reported diagnosis of cognitive impairment
  • Co-residence with the caregiver in the community
  • Presence of sleep disturbances
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English
  • Ability to wear a wristwatch for 4 weeks

For the caregiver:

  • Informal caregiver of co-residing person living with cognitive impairment
  • Provide unpaid caregiving assistance on average of 20 hours/week to person living with cognitive impairment
  • Presence of sleep disturbances
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English
  • Ability to wear a wristwatch for 4 weeks


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You may be eligible for The rePair Sleep Study if you meet several criteria, including:

For the person with cognitive impairment:

  • Reported diagnosis of cognitive impairment
  • Co-residence with the caregiver in the community
  • Presence of sleep disturbances
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English
  • Ability to wear a wristwatch for 4 weeks

For the caregiver:

  • Informal caregiver of co-residing person living with cognitive impairment
  • Provide unpaid caregiving assistance on average of 20 hours/week to person living with cognitive impairment
  • Presence of sleep disturbances
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English
  • Ability to wear a wristwatch for 4 weeks


About the Study:

The rePair Sleep Study is researching the use of a cognitive behavioral interventional plan that is used to improve sleep quality for both caregivers and persons living with cognitive impairment. The intervention involves discussions centered on sleep and adjustment of sleep habits. The intervention will take place via videoconferencing for 7 visits where participants will complete questionnaires, complete daily sleep diaries, and wear a watch to monitor their activity. The Insomnia Intervention study will help to evaluate if the behavioral intervention plan provided is practical and useful for pairs experiencing sleep problems.

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine if cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is a practical and useful intervention for sleep problems experienced by both persons living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers. The intervention being tested involves structured discussions about sleep habits, and adjustments of sleep habits.

What is Involved:

If both members of the pair meet all the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study, researchers will ask them to complete questionnaires about sleep, depression, quality of life, and cognition at the baseline and the follow-up visits. Researchers will also ask both participants to complete sleep diaries and wear a wristwatch that monitors movement for the entire duration of the study. 


The intervention consists of seven visits in total: a baseline data collection visit, four 1-hour intervention sessions for 4 weeks, and two data collection visits after the interventions ends (immediately and 3 months). All visits will take place via online videoconferencing.


The caregiver and the person living with cognitive impairment will each receive a $25 gift card after completing the baseline visit, a $50 gift card after the completing the first post-intervention visit, and $25 after completing the 3-month post-intervention visit.

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