Experimental: Behavioral approach 1 for Chronic Insomnia

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Chronic InsomniaExperimental: Behavioral approach 1 - Behavioral
55 - 85
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will explore whether a behavior intervention can help people who have long-term insomnia and rely on sleeping pills. The study will use a smartphone app to monitor adherence.

Eligible Conditions
  • Chronic Insomnia

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 28-day follow-up

28-day follow-up
Sleep Efficiency
Sleep Pill Dosage

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Behavioral approach 2
1 of 2
Behavioral approach 1
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Experimental: Behavioral approach 1 · No Placebo Group · N/A

Behavioral approach 1
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Experimental: Behavioral approach 1 · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Behavioral approach 2
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Comparator: Behavioral approach 2 · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 28-day follow-up

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PennsylvaniaLead Sponsor
1,899 Previous Clinical Trials
41,218,073 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 55 - 85 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are able to speak and understand English at a level equivalent to at least sixth grade.
You have a smartphone or tablet and know how to use it.
You have reliable access to the internet.
You take sleeping pills for at least 3 nights every week to help you sleep.
A doctor has diagnosed you with ongoing trouble sleeping, called chronic insomnia.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the upper limit for patient participation in this research endeavor?

"Affirmative. Information found on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this medical research, which was first initiated on January 10th 2022, is presently enrolling individuals into the trial. Approximately 20 participants are needed to be sourced from one medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does the protocol for this trial take into account individuals aged seventy-five and above?

"This particular clinical trial's entry requirements specify that the minimum age for participants is 55, while 85 years old represents the upper limit." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Might I be able to contribute to this research endeavor?

"This trial is recruiting 20 elderly individuals (aged between 55 and 85) who suffer from chronic insomnia, take sleeping pills 3 nights a week, have an English proficiency of at least sixth grade level, possess access to both smart devices and the internet." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there opportunities for participants to join this research initiative?

"As indicated by clinicaltrials.gov, this research initiative is actively searching for participants - the initial posting was on January 10th 2022 and it was last modified on September 2nd 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.