Ashley M Stripling

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Sleep variability is a clinically significant variable in understanding and treating insomnia in older adults. The current study examined changes in sleep variability in the course of brief behavioral therapy for insomnia (BBT-I) in older adults who had chronic insomnia. Additionally, the current study examined the mediating mechanisms(More)
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(More)
Ageism is a form of discrimination that anyone may experience at some point in life (Palmore 2004). Yet ageism is rarely the focus of behavioral research (Nelson 2005). Age can be understood as a social construct that reflects social norms (Lemus and Exposito 2005). Based on our review of the published literature, there were two studies on perceptions of(More)
Insomnia, the most common sleep disturbance in later life, affects 20%-50% of older adults. Eszopiclone, a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent developed for the treatment of insomnia, has been available in Europe since 1992 and in the US since 2005. Although not yet evaluated for transient insomnia in older adults, eszopiclone has been shown to be(More)
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