Dichter 2021

Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
Current Status of Trial
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
No blinding
Intervention type
Sleep management
Dosage and Duration
This study is a parallel group cluster-randomized controlled trial. The intervention consists of six components: (1) the assessment of established sleep-promoting interventions and an appropriate environment in the participating nursing homes, (2) the implementation of two "sleep nurses" as change agents per nursing home, (3) a basic education course for nursing staff: "Sleep problems in dementia", (4) an advanced education course for nursing staff: "Tailored problem-solving" (two workshops), (5) workshops: "Development of an institutional sleep-promoting concept" (two workshops with nursing management and sleep nurses) and (6) written information and education material (e.g. brochure and "One Minute Wonder" poster). The intervention will be performed over a period of 16 weeks and compared with usual care in the control group. Overall, 24 nursing homes in North, East and West Germany will be included and randomized in a 1:1 ratio.
Health Status/Diagnosis
Country or Countries of Recruitment
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Nursing home