Predictors of improvement in subjective sleep quality reported by older adults following group-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for sleep maintenance and early morning awakening insomnia
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Lack, Leon Colburn
Wright, Helen Ruth
Kennaway, David J
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Cognitive behavior therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia. However, individualized administration is costly and often results in substantial variability in treatment response across individual patients, particularly so for older adults. Group-based administration has demonstrated impressive potential for a brief and inexpensive answer to the effective treatment of insomnia in the older population. It is important to identify potential predictors of response to such a treatment format to guide clinicians when selecting the most suitable treatment for their patients. The aim of our study was to identify factors that predict subjective sleep quality of older adults following group-based administration of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
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Lovato, N., Lack, L., Wright, H. and Kennaway, D., 2013. Predictors of improvement in subjective sleep quality reported by older adults following group-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for sleep maintenance and early morning awakening insomnia. Sleep Medicine (In press, accepted for publication, 3/05/13)