A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial of Home-Based Warm Footbath to Improve Sleep in the Chronic Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury.

@article{Chiu2017AFR,
  title={A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial of Home-Based Warm Footbath to Improve Sleep in the Chronic Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury.},
  author={Hsiao-Yean Chiu and En-Yuan Lin and Hsiao-Ting Chiu and Pin-Yuan Chen},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  year={2017},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={380-385}
}
INTRODUCTION Sleep disturbance is a common complaint after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based warm footbath intervention on sleep in patients with TBI. METHODS This was a randomized controlled crossover study, and 23 adults with TBI were recruited and randomized to receive first a 30-minute, 41°C warm footbath and then a usual care, or vice versa, with each lasting 3 days and separated by a 3-day washout. Sleep efficiency, sleep… CONTINUE READING