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Insomnia is a widespread problem impairing daytime functioning and carrying important social and economic costs. No valid instrument exists in French to assess sleep difficulties. Two studies assess the French translation of three insomnia measures. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Sleep Impairment Rating Scales (SIRS) and the Beliefs and(More)
Dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep are presumed to play an important mediating role in perpetuating insomnia. The present study evaluated the impact of cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments for insomnia on sleep-related beliefs and attitudes and the relationship between those changes and sleep improvements. The participants were(More)
Forty-five adults with primary insomnia received cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) implemented in a group therapy format, in individual face-to-face therapy or through brief individual telephone consultations. The results indicate that CBT was effective in improving sleep parameters with all 3 methods of treatment implementation, and there was no(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of insomnia and the treatments used by patients attending general practice clinics. DESIGN Survey of outpatients. SETTING Quebec city, Que. metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred eighteen patients recruited in waiting rooms of general practice clinics. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Participants completed a survey on(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for patients with comorbid generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and insomnia using 2 sequential treatments. METHOD Using a single-case methodology, 10 women (mean age = 45) with chronic insomnia and GAD were randomly assigned to CBT for GAD followed by CBT for insomnia, or to CBT for(More)
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