Evid Based Nurs 11:54 doi:10.1136/ebn.11.2.54
  • Treatment

A multicomponent cognitive–behavioural intervention for breast cancer survivors with insomnia improved perceived sleep

D R Epstein

Dr D R Epstein, Carl T Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA;


Is a multicomponent cognitive–behavioural intervention effective for chronic insomnia in breast cancer survivors?



randomised controlled trial.





Follow-up period:

2 weeks after intervention.


a university and a medical centre {in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, USA}.*


81 women 29–86 years of age who completed surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy for stage 1–3 breast cancer ⩾3 months before study entry and had sleep onset latency or time awake after sleep onset ⩾30 minutes for ⩾3 nights/wk for 2 weeks. Exclusion criteria included cognitive impairment and suspected sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome, or periodic limb movement disorder; or Brief Symptom Inventory global severity index T score >70.


multicomponent intervention (stimulus control instructions, sleep restriction, and sleep education and hygiene [SEH]) (n = 40) or SEH only (control) (n = 41). Stimulus control instructions associated the bed and …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article