Insomnia, Nightmare Frequency, and Nightmare Distress in Victims of Sexual Abuse

  title={Insomnia, Nightmare Frequency, and Nightmare Distress in Victims of Sexual Abuse},
  author={Iris M Steine and John H. Krystal and Inger Hilde Nordhus and Bj{\o}rn Bjorvatn and Allison G. Harvey and Jarle Eid and Janne Gr{\o}nli and Anne Marita Milde and St{\aa}le Pallesen},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1827 - 1843}
In this study of victims of sexual abuse, the aim was to investigate the role of perceived social support and abuse characteristics in self-reported insomnia, nightmare frequency, and nightmare distress. Four hundred sixty Norwegian victims of sexual abuse completed a questionnaire assessing perceived social support, abuse characteristics, insomnia, nightmare frequency, and nightmare distress. Results show that higher levels of perceived social support were related to lower scores on all… 

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