Research Evaluating Brief Behavioral Sleep Treatments for Rural Elderly (RESTORE)
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of brief behavioral intervention for insomnia in rural elderly. METHODS: Twenty older insomniacs (> or =65 years of age) were randomly assigned to sleep hygiene education (SHE; N = 9) or multicomponent behavioral treatment (MBT; N = 11). Rural care providers individually administered treatment (two in-person sessions/two telephone follow-ups). Training involved a two-day workshop. RESULTS: At posttreatment, 10 MBT participants no longer met criteria for insomnia compared to 3 SHE participants. CONCLUSION: Brief behavioral intervention for late-life insomnia can be quickly taught and effectively delivered by "real-world" care providers in rural primary care settings.
McCrae, C. S.,
Stripling, A. M.
(2007). Research Evaluating Brief Behavioral Sleep Treatments for Rural Elderly (RESTORE). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15(11), 979-982.
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