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Study on Hemodialysis: Illumination Effects

2014-07-23 21:10:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Previous research has shown that sleep quality in hemodialysis patients is disturbed. One of the possible explanations is an insufficient or disturbed melatonin rhythm. Melatonin rhythm is regulated by exposure to light. In this feasibility study, the investigators examine the effects of light therapy during dialysis on sleep, melatonin rhythm and mood.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Sleep Problems

Intervention

light therapy with the device: EnergyLight

Location

Meander Medical Center
Amersfoort
Netherlands

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Meander Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:44-0400

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