Thanks for visiting The Rocky Sleep website. The recruitment phase of the Rocky Sleep Study is now complete. A total of 253 families in the Lower Mainland have joined the research trial. Our research team completed data collection with our last families in September 2011. We are working on the analysis and expect to have complete results by fall of 2012.
Thanks to the willingness of our research families, we will have data from 253 infants and their parents to help us determine if the Sleep intervention has helped enough families in the way they need, to be adopted as a standard program or service through Public Health Services.
We have left the summary of the research here for your interest.
Summary of The Rocky Sleep Study:
"The Rocky Sleep Study is a trial of a sleep intervention. It has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Parents who have infants with behavioral sleep problems participated in one of two groups. Group A parents attended a group sleep teaching session, and received sleep intervention information following support phone calls and the second data collection point.
Group B parents attended a group safety teaching session and received sleep intervention information following support phone calls and the second data collection point. Parents were randomly assigned to either Group A or Group B. Teaching sessions were two hours in length for both Group A and Group B parents. Both teaching sessions were delivered by trained public health nurses.
Research indicates that infants with persistent sleep problems are more likely to have behavioral
problems later in childhood. We developed the sleep intervention to help infants learn to soothe themselves to sleep. Parents who receive information about sleep and safety will have valuable tools to assist their infants.
A pilot study demonstrated that the same approach to sleep problems helped 40 families improve their infants' sleep. This project is important, because without evidence to show whether the approach to assisting parents makes a difference, help delivered in a systematic way will not be available to families across B.C. We have trained public health nurses to provide parents with the approach to infant sleep problems so that, if it's effectiveness is supported, we can help parents who are struggling with infant sleep problems. "
Contact information: Rocky Sleep Study 604-822-7480