Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions stroke, sleep apnea syndromes, depression, anxiety
Treatment circadian light luminaries
Sponsor Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Collaborator Danish Center for Sleep Medicine, Neurophysiological department, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup Hospital.
Start date May 2014
End date June 2015
Trial size 110 participants
Trial identifier NCT02186392, H-4-2013-114

Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of exposure to ergonomic circadian light on physiological and mental parameters in stroke patients admitted for rehabilitation.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(No Intervention)
The control department where the conventional light is installed.
(Experimental)
The department where the special circadian light is installed. The light is programmed to have the desired light intensity (lux), color temperature (Kelvin) and wavelength (nm) according to the knowledge about the phase-response curve.
circadian light luminaries Chroma Viso
The light is programmed to have the desired light intensity (lux), color temperature (Kelvin) and wavelength (nm) according to the knowledge about the phase-response curve.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
well-being
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.
Depression
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.
Anxiety
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.
Circadian rhythm specific blood marker
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.
Sleep and sleep-wake cycle
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Cognitive function
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.
Autonomic function
time frame: The participants will be tested at the inklusion (1-2 days before admission to the rehabilitation unit) and at discharge. A hospital stay with an average duration of about 4 weeks.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients evaluated as candidates to the rehabilitation units from May 1th 2014 to May 1th 2015. Exclusion Criteria: - Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) < 15 - No functioning of the optic nerve or retina in both eyes - Unable to open both eyes - Non communicating patients e.g. aphasia (incompetent patients) - Unable to cooperate to the physical examinations - Less than 2 weeks of hospitalization in the rehabilitation department - If the sub investigator finds the study participant unfit to conduct the investigations

Additional Information

Official title The Impact of Ergonomic Circadian Light on Hospitalized Stroke Patients in a Rehabilitation Unit
Principal investigator Anders S West, MD
Description Stroke annually affects approximately 12,000 Danes and there are approximately 50,000 living persons with sequelae after stroke in Denmark. Stroke is the major cause of acquired cerebral disability among adults and the second most common cause of dementia and the third leading cause of death. Besides the acute stroke treatment, an effective rehabilitation program is necessary for optimal recovery. A prerequisite for this is that stroke patients are able to contribute optimally to the training, however, changes in the sleep pattern and disturbed circadian rhythm may exert negative effects. Little is known about circadian disturbances in relation to rehabilitations and which consequences it may have on the physiological and mental levels. The investigators will investigate the following hypotheses: A: Ergonomic circadian light improves well-being and fatigue in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. B: Ergonomic circadian light induces improve sleep-wake cycle and circadian rhythm in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. C: Ergonomic circadian light induces reduction in depression and anxiety in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. D: Ergonomic circadian light improves the cognitive function in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. E: Ergonomic circadian light induces reduction in autonomic dysfunction in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. F: Ergonomic circadian light will regulate circadian rhythm specific blood tests in post-stroke patients compared with a control group receiving standard light facilities. From the acute stroke unit the patients will be random transferred to two rehabilitation units where the will be the intervention unit with the circadian light installed and a control unit with conventional light. At the inclusion, patients will be assessed by the following interventions mentioned below, which again will be evaluated at discharge. The incompetent patients to these interventions must abstain. The numbers of patients who are expected to be included are 110 calculated with 25% dropout resulting in approximately 80 patients. All patients who are found suitable for admission to the two rehabilitation departments will be listed. If a patient is not suitable for inclusion in the study the reason will be described and published. During hospitalization on the rehabilitation unit following tests/interventions will be performed on the patients: - Stroke classification - Sleep physiology - Sleep biochemistry - Test for depression - Test for cognitive function - Test for anxiety - Test Fatigue - Testing for sleep quality - Test for Quality of well being - Chronotype classification - Autonomic dysfunction - Status of physical rehabilitation - Functional MRI Resting state - Circadian blood samples - Ophthalmological examination
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2015.
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