Sleep Quality and Related Factors in Hemodialysis Patients

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.

First Received on March 30, 2011.  
Last Updated on March 31, 2011  
History of Changes
This Clinical Trial Sponsored By: Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Information provided by: Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital Identifier: NCT01327560

Purpose for Clinical Trial

Sleep quality is an important predictor of healthy status,quality of life and life span. Sleeping problems affect 50%~80% in hemodialysis patients. Sleep quality and related factors research in hemodialysis patients has been discussed and studied globally. Previous studies show insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness(EDS), sleep apnea syndrome(SAS), restless legs syndrome(RLS) are major causes of poor sleep quality . There is few data to show the influential factors related to sleep quality in Taiwanese hemodialysis patients.

Haemodialysis-induced Symptom

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Sleep Quality and Related Factors in Hemodialysis Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

MedlinePlus related topics:
Restless Legs
Sleep Apnea

U.S. FDA Resources

Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011

Detailed Description:

This study will be a cross-sectional design with purposive sample from 2 different dialysis medical centers in Taipei. Two hundred hemodialysis patients meeting inclusion criteria will be recruited.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Hemodialysis Patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodialysis patient whose age ≧ 20 years old and conscious clear.
  • ICD9:585.6
  • Every week receives two or three convention hemodialysis treatment above three months.
  • May communication with Mandarin or Taiwanese language.
  • Patient or caregiver is willing to participate study and sign the inform consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized hemodialysis patient in recently one month.
  • Hemodialysis patient had conscious disturbance, blind or dementia.
  • Hemodialysis Patient refuse to interview or fill out questionnaires.
  Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01327560

Taipei Medical University – WanFang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tso-Hsiao Chen Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Tso-Hsiao Chen, Department of Nephrology, WanFang Hospital Identifier: NCT01327560    
History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100003
Study First Received: March 30, 2011
Last Updated: March 31, 2011
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

hemodialysis patients
sleep quality
restless legs syndrome
excessive daytime sleepiness
sleep apnea syndrome processed this record on August 21, 2012

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