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Sleep, Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Disease Information

Descriptive Information
Brief Title † Sleep, Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Official Title † Sleep, Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Brief Summary Most youth with MS experience symptoms such as depression and fatigue. In addition, cognitive issues, especially with attention and memory occur frequently. However, little is known about interventions that might work to improve these symptoms. In other work. the investigators have shown that higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower levels of depression and fatigue. Importantly, sleep problems are frequently encountered in youth with MS, and were seen in 60% of surveyed youth with MS in the investigators preliminary work. Whether sleep plays an important role in symptoms in youth with MS, and the relationship between sleep and physical activity in youth with MS is unknown.
Detailed Description
Study Phase N/A
Study Type † Observational
Study Design †
Primary Outcome Measure † Quality, duration and timing of sleep will be determined by wearing the Actiwatch for 24 hours/day for seven days.
Secondary Outcome Measure †
Condition † Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Intervention †
Study Arms / Comparison Groups 30 patients 30 healthy participants
Publications *

* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by National Clinical Trials Identifier (NCT ID) in Medline.

Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status †
Estimated Enrollment † 60
Start Date † June 2017
Completion Date May 2018
Primary Completion Date May 2018
Eligibility Criteria † Inclusion Criteria: 1. Children ages 10 to 17 years, 11 months; 2. MS diagnosis following standard definitions (IPMSSG); 3. Healthy controls will include any child without a history of disease or disability Exclusion Criteria: 1. Inability to communicate or understand English; 2. Those within 30 days of a relapse; 3. Children who exhibit severe respiratory problems at baseline (e.g. use of tracheotomy)
Gender All
Ages 10 Years - 18 Years
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Contacts †† Ann E. Yeh, 416-813-7654, ann.yeh@sickkids.ca
Location Countries † Canada
Administrative Information
NCT ID † NCT03067025
Organization ID 1000055719
Secondary IDs ††
Responsible Party Principal Investigator
Study Sponsor † The Hospital for Sick Children
Collaborators ††
Investigators † : ,
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Verification Date February 2017
First Received Date † January 3, 2017
Last Updated Date February 23, 2017
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