Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia for Sleeplessness

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Effectiveness
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Safety
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
Sleeplessness+1 More
Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Sleeplessness

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a brief behavioral treatment is effective for insomnia in cancer survivors.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Sleeplessness
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Insomnia Chronic

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Sleeplessness. Measurement will happen over the course of One month.

One month
Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Behavioral: Healthy eating control
Behavioral: Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia

This trial requires 158 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Brief Behavioral Treatment For Insomnia is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Behavioral: Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia
Behavioral
Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia includes 45 minute individual intervention with two follow up phone calls.
Behavioral: Healthy eating control
Behavioral
Healthy eating control involves a 45 minute individual session with two follow up phone calls.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: one month
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly one month for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
G. D.
Prof. Grace Dean, Associate Professor
State University of New York at Buffalo

Closest Location

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center - Buffalo, NY

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
> or = 4 weeks from surgery for cancer treatment; chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy; no wait for hormone therapy or targeted treatment for stage I, II, or III: breast, colorectal, prostate, lung cancer
chronic insomnia

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the signs of sleeplessness?

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Signs of sleeplessness and insomnia include the need to sleep but not a sleep pattern that is typical to a person's natural sleep pattern. The sleep pattern often involves an inability to fall and stay asleep. The sleeper becomes restless, often waking up earlier than the time they want to go to bed.\n

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What are common treatments for sleeplessness?

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Despite many recent advances in the treatment of sleeplessness, there is no consensus about treatment recommendations for common forms of sleep disturbance. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation recommends against the use of non-pharmacologic approaches for the treatment of insomnia, and emphasizes the use of the most effective drug for a given condition. A survey of general physicians indicates that there is wide variation in the rates at which they recommend specific non-pharmacologic treatments for insomnia. Overall, non-pharmacologic treatments were frequently recommended by general practitioners, but their application was limited to a small group of patients with sleep-related problems who were seen for other indications.

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What causes sleeplessness?

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Different medications can worsen insomnia and worsen the insomnia symptoms of depression. Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, worsen depression because they are associated with chronic stressful events; people with depression tend to have lower sleep duration. Insufficient sleep can be the causal factor in depression. Many psychiatric and mood disorders also are correlated with insomnia, especially those suffering from depression. Insufficient sleep often is the reason for insomnia, and there are often associated sleep-related disorders, including sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, REM sleep behavior disorder, and restless legs syndrome. Insufficient sleep contributes to high levels of anxiety and the irritability found in people suffering from depression or insomnia. Depression and sleep disturbances occur together, often affecting a person's emotions and quality of life.

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What is sleeplessness?

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A number of factors can contribute to sleeplessness such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, depression, fatigue, anxiety, and caffeine. These factors can be assessed by using a simple screening tool such as the Stanford Questionnaire of Sleep Duration. We recommend that patients who wish to optimize their sleep, and reduce the number of sleep disorders, use the Stanford Questionnaire of Sleep Duration.

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How many people get sleeplessness a year in the United States?

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The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 89,000 new cases of insomnia in 2015. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force estimates there will be more than 6 million sleeping problems in the U.S. each year. In a recent study, findings underscore the growing seriousness of sleep concerns among cancer patients at all stages in their cancer trajectory.

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Can sleeplessness be cured?

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Sleep disturbance is associated with increased depressive complaints among adolescents and adults, but it is not related to the prevalence of lifetime major depressive disorder. While sleeplessness could be a cause, it may be associated with a disorder rather than being a symptom of a disorder.

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Has brief behavioral treatment for insomnia proven to be more effective than a placebo?

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Findings from a recent study are consistent with a treatment placebo effect. However, analyses on baseline treatment effects suggest that the CBT intervention did not affect baseline insomnia treatment.

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What are the latest developments in brief behavioral treatment for insomnia for therapeutic use?

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The present meta-analysis suggests that brazil nut berry extract is effective for the treatment of insomnia; nevertheless, placebo-controlled trials with long term follow up are needed to confirm these findings.

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Does sleeplessness run in families?

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Although the family history of sleeplessness is commonly present, the effect of a familial pattern of sleeplessness is smaller than that of sporadic sleep disturbances.

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Is brief behavioral treatment for insomnia typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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This review presents evidence of the efficacy of brief CBT-I in the treatment of sleep disturbance in older adults. However, it is not clear how brief CBT-I is typically used in the treatment of insomnia in old age.

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How does brief behavioral treatment for insomnia work?

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Results from a recent clinical trial of this study show that BTI is efficient at reducing sleep disturbance in patients with insomnia. A significant improvement was achieved in all sleep-related quality of life measure and in sleep efficiency. The effectiveness of the BTI program was maintained after 6 months. The BTI program can serve as a viable intervention to reduce sleep complaints.

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Does brief behavioral treatment for insomnia improve quality of life for those with sleeplessness?

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BTT for insomnia is not inferior to no treatment for its primary effect on insomnia symptoms. Rather, the positive impact of the treatment on general mood and HRQoL is important in its clinical utility.

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