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Validation of the Insomnia Severity Index as an outcome measure for insomnia research.
The clinical validation of the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) indicates that the ISI is a reliable and valid instrument to quantify perceived insomnia severity and is likely to be a clinically useful tool as a screening device or as an outcome measure in insomnia treatment research.
Insomnia: Psychological Assessment and Management
Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1996, Vol 41(6), 621. Insomnia affects from 20 to 40 percent of all adults, particularly women and the elderly, yet there is
The Insomnia Severity Index: psychometric indicators to detect insomnia cases and evaluate treatment response.
Findings provide further evidence that the Insomnia Severity Index is a reliable and valid instrument to detect cases of insomnia in the population and is sensitive to treatment response in clinical patients.
The consensus sleep diary: standardizing prospective sleep self-monitoring.
The Consensus Sleep Diary was the result of collaborations with insomnia experts and potential users and is intended as a living document which still needs to be tested, refined, and validated.
Derivation of research diagnostic criteria for insomnia: report of an American Academy of Sleep Medicine Work Group.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine commissioned a Work Group to review the literature and identify those insomnia phenotypes that appear most valid and tenable and derive standardized RDC for these phenotypes and recommend assessment procedures for their ascertainment.
Insomnia in the context of cancer: a review of a neglected problem.
  • J. Savard, C. Morin
  • Medicine
    Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
  • 1 February 2001
It is argued that psychologic interventions are the treatment of choice for sleep disturbances in the context of cancer, especially when it has reached a chronic course.
Nonpharmacological interventions for insomnia: a meta-analysis of treatment efficacy.
Stimulus control and sleep restriction were the most effective single therapy procedures, whereas sleep hygiene education was not effective when used alone.
Recommendations for a standard research assessment of insomnia.
The resulting key recommendations for standard research assessment of insomnia disorders include definitions/diagnosis of insomnia and comorbid conditions; measures of sleep and insomnia, including qualitative insomnia measures, diary, polysomnography, and actigraphy.
Behavioral and pharmacological therapies for late-life insomnia: a randomized controlled trial.
Behavioral and pharmacological approaches are effective for the short-term management of insomnia in late life; sleep improvements are better sustained over time with behavioral treatment.
Psychological and behavioral treatment of insomnia:update of the recent evidence (1998-2004).
BACKGROUND Recognition that psychological and behavioral factors play an important role in insomnia has led to increased interest in therapies targeting these factors. A review paper published in