Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Volunteers Needed for Healthy Sleep Study at Yale University

September 1, 2010

Nancy Redeker.A Yale University School of Nursing study investigating the relationship between congestive heart failure and sleeping patterns needs volunteers. Professor and Associate Dean of Scholarly Affairs, Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is conducting the study.

Participants will be men and women 21 years and older who have had heart failure or congestive heart failure and who also suffer from interruptions in their normal sleeping patterns.

The study aims to help those who experience issues with falling asleep, staying asleep, waking too early, and/or experiencing a non-refreshing sleep. Although the study does not include the use of medications, one may participate if they are taking medications for sleep.

The study includes group meetings with people who also have had heart failure and difficulty sleeping. These meetings, led by a health care professional, will provide information about sleep and managing insomnia. In addition, participants will receive information about better ways to manage their heart condition and its symptoms.

There are no monetary costs associated with participating in the study. People who meet all study criteria and complete the study treatments will receive up to $200 at the end of the study.

Those who think they may qualify and wish to volunteer for the study are encouraged to contact Joanne Pacelli at (203) 737-1533 or joanne.pacelli@yale.edu.