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Evid Based Nurs 7:52 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.52
  • Treatment

Cognitive behavioural therapy improved benzodiazepine discontinuation in chronic insomnia

Cognitive behavioural therapy plus tapering (CBTT) v tapering alone (TA) in chronic insomnia*

Outcome Follow up CBTT TA RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Discontinuation of benzodiazepine Immediately after treatment 76% 38% 101% (28 to 246) 3 (2 to 8)
3 months 67% 34% 93% (15 to 248) 4 (2 to 15)
12 months 70% 24% 189% (55 to 487) 3 (2 to 5)

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