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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)
Fifty-four adults with primary insomnia were randomly assigned to a self-help treatment (cognitive-behavioral bibliotherapy [BT]), BT with weekly phone consultations, or a waiting-list control (WL) group. Treated participants were mailed 6 treatment booklets at the rate of 1 booklet per week; 1/2 of them also received minimal professional guidance through a(More)
This article reviews the evidence regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological interventions for the treatment of late-life insomnia. Outcome data from more than a dozen treatment studies conducted with community-dwelling older adults indicate that behavioral approaches produce reliable and durable therapeutic benefits. as evidenced by improved sleep(More)
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