A study protocol: A community pharmacy-based intervention for improving the management of sleep disorders in the community settings

Mohamad Noor, Zaswiza, Smith, Alesha J., Smith, Simon S., & Nissen, Lisa M. (2014) A study protocol: A community pharmacy-based intervention for improving the management of sleep disorders in the community settings. BMC Health Services Research, 14(74).

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Sleep disorders are very common in the community and are estimated to affect up to 45% of the world’s population. Pharmacists are in a position to give advice and provide appropriate services to individuals who are unable to easily access medical care. The purpose of this study is to develop an intervention to improve the management of sleep disorders in the community. The aims are:

(1) to evaluate the effectiveness of a community pharmacy-based intervention in managing sleep disorders;

(2) to evaluate the role of actigraph as an objective measure in monitoring certain sleep disorders, and;

(3) to evaluate the extended role of community pharmacists in managing sleep disorders.

This intervention is developed to monitor individuals undergoing treatment and overcome the difficulties in validating self-reported feedback.


This is a community-based intervention, prospective, controlled trial, with one intervention group and one control group, comparing individuals receiving a structured intervention with those receiving usual care for sleep-related disorders at community pharmacies.


This study will demonstrate the utilisation and efficacy of community pharmacy-based intervention to manage sleep disorders in the community, and will assess the possibility of implementing this intervention into the community pharmacy workflow.

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ID Code: 84059
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry: ACTRN12612000825853
Keywords: Community pharmacy, Actigraphy, Sleep disorders
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-74
ISSN: 1472-6963
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Mohamad Noor et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
Deposited On: 13 May 2015 03:37
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 23:26

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