The effects of noise disruption on sleep disturbance

Flinders University

Dataset description

This study was designed to assess the impacts of noise disturbance on sleep and physiology, and comprised several parts: An in-lab pilot study to assess the effects of 20 second and 3 minute noise exposures during sleep in healthy sleepers, with hearing data and subjective and objective sleep data (n = 25) Computer assisted telephone interview (survey) of individuals living in proximity to rural wind farms, residents close to busy urban roads, or those in quiet rural areas (n = 542) Multi-day field study recording sleep and acoustic characteristics in individual residences close to wind farms (n = 27) In laboratory multi-day study (n = 68), with individuals reporting either: wind farm noise exposed with subjective sleep disruption, proximity to a wind farm but no subjective sleep disturbance, proximity to a busy road with subjective sleep disturbance, and comparator population from quiet rural locations. Participants had an acclimation night in the sleep laboratory and were then exposed to various sound conditions during sleep on the following nights. Recordings include subjective and objective sleep and hearing data, and various questionnaires at multiple timepoints. Please note the due to ethical considerations and the impracticality of de-identification, individual participant data is not able to be released for some items, and only summary or aggregate data will be reported and available for sharing.
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Source Study

Trial acronym

Not available

Trial ID





Not Applicable


University,Flinders University

Scientific enquiries

Ms Madelaine de Valle

Brief Summary

This project will test a new intervention that aims to prevent people's social media use from causing them to feel dissatisfied with their body and experience disordered eating. The intervention uses exercises designed to help people reduce their self-criticism and increase their self-compassion when using social media. The project will assess how much participants engage with the intervention, request their feedback on it, and determine whether there is evidence that it may help to prevent diso ....
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Key Inclusion Criteria

Participants must be university students aged 17 to 25 who are fluent in English and feel that they use social media for appearance-related reasons.

Key Exclusion Criteria

People who are currently undergoing treatment for self-criticism, body image concerns, or disordered eating.

Can healthy volunteers participate?




Sample Size    202

Min. age    17 Years

Max. age    25 Years

Sex    Both males and females

Condition category    Body image dissatisfaction , Eating disorders , Self-criticism

Condition code    Mental Health


Intervention code Behaviour , Treatment: Other

Primary intervention: self-criticism intervention. Participants are emailed a set of intervention modules in fillable PDF format, which use CBT techniques to address self-criticism in the context of appearance and social media. These are self-guided interventions which can be completed either on the computer or printed to be completed in hard copy. The intervention comprises 4 modules, each of which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and which we will ask that they complete over one wee ....
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Control group Active

Control: waitlist. Participants assigned to this condition will complete baseline questionnaires, then post-treatment questionnaires of secondary outcome measures a week later, and then an optional one-week follow-up questionnaire following that. Following this, they will be provided the self-criticism intervention modules via email. The modules will be sent after the primary researcher confirms that they have completed the post-treatment questionnaires if they do not consent to be contacted for ....
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Outcome: Feasibility, assessed by % of module completion (self-reported using study-specific item: "Can you please enter an estimate of how much (as a percentage) of the intervention modules you completed (i.e., how much you read and how many questions you answered in the PDFs)?")
Timepoint: Post-treatment (1 week post-randomisation)

Outcome: Feasibility, assessed by % of homework completion (self-reported using study-specific item: "Can you please enter an estimate of how much (as a percentage) of the homework tasks you completed?")
Timepoint: Post-treatment (1 week post-randomisation)

Outcome: Acceptability of the intervention (qualitative feedback provided via online post-treatment questionnaires using study-specific items: "What did you like about the intervention?", "What did you dislike about the intervention?", and "Do you have any other feedback for us?")
Timepoint: Post-treatment (1 week post-randomisation)

Study Protocol: Not Available
Data Dictionary: Not Available

Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available?


What data in particular will be shared?

All deidentified IPD.

When will data be available?

Data will be available one year following publication, with no end date determined at this time.

Available to whom?

Case-by-case basis at the discretion of the researchers.

Available for what types of analyses?

At this time, we plan to make data available for any purpose, but will review on a case-by-case basis.

Source study information is derived from the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR). For more information on the ANZCTR, please see