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ENLITE PD: Light Therapy for Impaired Sleep in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Research Question:
Will light therapy help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience difficulties with their sleep? Is light therapy safe and does it cause side effects?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
The study goal is to determine the best dose of light therapy needed to improve sleep in people with Parkinson's Disease. Four groups of participants will receive bright-white or dim-red light therapy at different times throughout the day. Eligibility: Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease; Significant sleep problems; Willing to wear an Actiwatch and complete daily sleep logs; Age 45 or above

Location: 919 Westfall Rd. Bldg C
Study Web URL:  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04291014?cond=sleep+PD&draw=2&rank=9 https://neuronext.org/projects/nn110 https://neuronext.org/projects/nn110
Study Reference #: 2020P00008

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Jennifer Marsella

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Anneliese Elmer
Phone: (585) 341-7433
Email: ENLITE_PD@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
It will take you about 4 months to complete this research study. During this time, we will ask you to make 5 study visits to The University of Rochester Medical Center and complete 3 phone calls. In person visits will take 3-4 hours and telephone calls will take 10-15 minutes.

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  Yes
Reimbursement:  Yes

Learn More About These Conditions

More information about Parkinsons

More information about Parkinson's disease

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