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(SPA-0589) Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Early Stage Breast Cancer


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A Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Early Stage Breast Cancer (SPA-0589)

Principal Investigator:
Steven D. Passik

Investigators:

Contact Information:
Steven Passik
Telephone: 646-888-0100
Enrollment Status:
Closed to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
The purpose of this study is to gain greater understanding of the problems breast cancer survivors experience related to difficulty sleeping and insomnia. Poor sleep can affect a person’s mood, increase feelings of fatigue, as well as pain.

A greater knowledge and understanding of sleep disturbances can lead to more effective treatment of sleep problems and significantly improve quality of life.



Detailed Description of Protocol:
Individuals who consent to participate in this study will be asked to complete a battery of questionnaires that will take approximately 1 hour.

Based on answers they give to the questionnaires, 45 patients will be asked to participate in a sleep study done at a sleep lab. Profile:
Subjects are enrolled by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.



What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:


-Women with a diagnosis of Stage I, II, or III breast cancer who are one year post-treatment, but not more than 10 years post-treatment (surgery, chemotherapy,and/or radiation) prior to entrance into the study. Use of biological and/or hormonal therapy is acceptable.

Gender:
Female

Age(s):
18 years and older

Children permitted to participate:
No

Potential Benefits.....
By participating in the study, you will be able to learn more about your quality of sleep.

You will also contribute to a better understanding of insomnia and its correlates in breast cancer survivors which will ideally lead to better patient care in the future.



Compensation:
Participants who consent to complete the questionnaires will receive twenty dollars ($20) compensation for their time.