Trajectories of sleep changes during the acute phase of traumatic brain injury: A 7-day actigraphy study

Hsiao Yean Chiu, Pin Yuan Chen, Ning Hung Chen, Li Pang Chuang, Pei Shan Tsai

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Background/Purpose: To examine trajectories of change in sleep during the acute phase oftraumatic brain injury (TBI), and whether specific demographic and disease characteristics predicted the initial levels of sleep and the trajectories of change in sleep parameters. Methods: This was a prospective observational study. Fifty-two patients with first-ever TBI were enrolled. Sleep parameters were measured using actigraphy for 7 consecutive days after admission. Hierarchical linear modeling was used for data analyses in 52 TBI patients and in a subgroup of mild TBI patients ( n=31). Results: Participants had significant lower sleep efficiency, longer wake time after sleep onset, and longer 24-hour total sleep time (TST) than the normative data (all p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013



  • Hierarchical linear model
  • Sleep
  • Symptom trajectory
  • Traumatic brain injury

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  • Medicine(all)

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