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Insomnia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The aim of this study is to analyze if group treatment is effective to treat insomnia in primary healthcare.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Insomnia symptoms regarding DSM-V - Motivated to group treatment. Exclusion Criteria: - Insomnia Severity Index less than 7 points - Presence of acute life crises, acute psychiatric illness, bipolar disorder - Shift work - Linguistic or cognitive difficulties causing inability participate in group or fill in forms - Insomnia directly caused by medical illness. Other sleep disorder.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Group treatment for insomniaExperimental: Group treatment of insomnia The intervention is a group treatment based on cognitive and behavioral changing methods. It is including seven sessions during 10 weeks. Each session last for 2 hours with a 20 minutes pause. The intervention includes psycho education about sleep. Methods as relaxation, coping with worry, sleep restriction, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, stress coping strategies, strategies for coping with daytime symptom, identify and reformulate negative and dysfunctional thoughts about sleep, daytime functioning and stress and strategies for reducing hypnotics.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Group treatment for insomniaGroup treatment for insomnia.

No interventionTreatment as usual

Study Status


Start Date: August 2010

Completed Date: August 2015

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Insomnia severity Index

Secondary Outcome: Fatigue severity scale

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Jeanette Westman, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Jeanette Westman

Collaborator: Stockholm County Council, Sweden

More information:

LeBlanc M, Beaulieu-Bonneau S, Mérette C, Savard J, Ivers H, Morin CM. Psychological and health-related quality of life factors associated with insomnia in a population-based sample. J Psychosom Res. 2007 Aug;63(2):157-66.

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