The Effects of Background Noise for Adult Patients’ Sleep Quality in Intensive Care Unit.

Save

Report Abuse

Description

Poor sleep quality is one of the most common problems among adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The causes of sleep disturbance are complicated. Poor sleep quality can lead to negative consequences for patients' physical and mental health. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as background noise, have been recommended to increase the threshold level of sound during nighttime and achieve masking effects to improve subjective sleep quality. This study is a randomized controlled trial that compared two parallel patient groups.The hypothesis of this study is that background noise can improve sleep quality in adult ICU patients compared with conventional treatment group.

Targeted Conditions

Study Overview

Start Date
April 17, 2023
Completion Date
March 1, 2025
Enrollment
70
Date Posted
March 27, 2023
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
No
Gender
All

Locations

Full Address
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Kaohsiung city 833401, Taiwan

Eligibility

Minimum Age (years)
20
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Age must be greater than or equal to 20 years old.
Admitted to the ICU and have been intubated for at least 24 hours.
Aware of people, time, and place, and without hearing impairment.
Be able to communicate in writing.
The Glasgow Coma Scale score must be equal to or greater than 11, with a vocal response of 1 in the patient post-endotracheal tube placement.

Exclusion Criteria:

History of insomnia, Alzheimer's disease, or depression.
Routine use of sedative-hypnotic drugs (opioids, benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepines, antihistamines, and melatonin) before admission.
Post-operation in the operating room before ICU admission.
ICDSC score of at least 4 or CAM-ICU positive.

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Ya-Ching Nien
Study Contact Email
Study Contact Phone

Contact Listings Owner Form

The Effects of Background Noise for Adult Patients’ Sleep Quality in Intensive Care Unit. 0 reviews

Write Your Review

There are no reviews yet.

Write Your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Other Details

FDA Regulated Drug?
No
FDA Regulated Device?
No
Detailed Description
Poor sleep quality is one of the most common problems among adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Statistics indicate that over 50% of ICU patients report sleep abnormalities, such as sleep fragmentation, arousals, frequent awakenings, and poor sleep quality. The causes of sleep disturbance are complicated, with evidence suggesting that environmental factors such as noise, from alarms and machines that are active around the clock in the ICU, play a significant role. Poor sleep quality can lead to negative consequences for patients' physical and mental health.

Sleep promotion interventions, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, have been proposed. However, the side effects of pharmacological intervention may also lead to poor outcomes. Therefore, non-pharmacological interventions, such as background noise, have been recommended to increase the threshold level of sound during nighttime and achieve masking effects to improve subjective sleep quality.

This study was conducted in randomized controlled trial that compared two parallel patient groups. Patients were included by convenience sampling in a medical center in Taiwan. The Verran and Snyder-Halpern Sleep Scale (VSHSS) was used to assess subjective sleep quality. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of background noise intervention in sleep quality in adult intensive care unit patients.
NCTid (if applicable)
NCT05785130