Evid Based Nurs 9:118 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.4.118
  • Treatment

Review: behaviour therapy is effective for insomnia

 Q Is behaviour therapy effective for adults with insomnia?


GraphicData sources:

PubMed, PsycINFO, and Social Science Citation Index (1966–2004); the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register; and reference lists.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that were published in English language, peer reviewed journals; enrolled adults with a diagnosis of primary insomnia; included ⩾1 cognitive behaviour therapy intervention; included ⩾1 of 5 sleep outcomes; and reported data that were not markedly non-normal. 23 RCTs met the selection criteria. Study quality was assessed using the recommendations of the Cochrane Library. RCTs with multiple treatments had 1 treatment selected …

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