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Title: A controlled comparative investigation of psychological treatments for chronic sleep-onset insomnia
Author: Espie, Colin A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 2416 0824
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1987
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Seventy, GP-referred, sleep-onset insomniacs were randomly assigned to either progressive relaxation, stimulus control, paradoxical intention, placebo or no treatment control groups. Following baseline assessment of sleep pattern and quality subjects received 8 weeks of treatment, comprising 4 weeks under counterdemand and 4 weeks under positive demand instruction to control for demand characteristics and expectancy effects. A further 14 patients were allocated consecutively to a tailored therapy condition as a development of the main study. Measures of treatment process and outcome were obtained from self-report instruments validated against objective monitoring via the `Somtrak
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: R Medicine (General) ; BF Psychology