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Table 1 Measurements overview

From: Effectiveness of Physio Acoustic Sound (PAS) therapy in demented nursing home residents with nocturnal restlessness: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Moment T0 Baseline T1 Baseline T2 Intervention T3 Intervention T4 Wash-out T5 Wash-out T6
Week 0 1   2   3   4   5   6  
Actiwatch   Continuous   Continuous Charging Continuous   Continuous Charging Continuous   Continuous  
NPI-Q      T2     T4     T6
BANS-S T0             
Patient characteristics T0             
Sleep diary   Continuous   Continuous   Continuous   Continuous   Continuous   Continuous  
Status examination    T1   T2   T3   T4   T5   T6
  1. T0, the week previous to the measuring period: complete BANS-S and make an inventory of patient characteristics (CIRS); T1, status examination; T2, end of baseline period: complete NPI-Q and status examination; T3, status examination; T4, end of intervention period: complete NPI-Q and status examination; T5, status examination; T6, end of wash-out period: complete NPI-Q and status examination. Actigraphy is taking place continuously. At T2 and T4, the actiwatch will be charged for a short period (ca. 2 h).
  2. A qualitative status examination will take place weekly (changes in medication, therapy, medical condition, means and measures, restlessness). The sleep diary will be filled in daily during the whole measuring period.