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Internet-based Intervention to treat insomnia in patients with cardiovascular disease
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
Linkoping University Hospital, Department of clinical neurophysiology, Linkoping, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0566-4685
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping). Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7101-3165
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 16, no Suppl. 1, S75-S75 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Insomnia (i.e., trouble initiating sleep,maintaining sleep or difficulties getting enough sleep) is a prevalent problem among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is associated with physical and mental symptoms such as impaired daytime functioning, worries and depressive symptoms. Recent studies in other patient groups have described Internet-based Cognitive behavioral treatment (I-CBT) as a promising accessible and cost effective intervention. Few if any studies are conductedin CVD patients with insomnia despite the possibility of reduced symptom burden, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and improved quality of life (QoL).

Aim: To describe the design, content and measures in theHit-IT study, an intervention developed to treat insomnia in patients with CVD.

Design: An explorative design with 1 year followup including 200 primary care patients with CVD and insomnia from 4 centers. Patients will be randomized to 9 weeks of I-CBT, or to a control group receiving internetbased sleep hygiene without support.

CONTENT: The I-CBT intervention starts with a 1 week introduction, 2 weeks of psychoeducation (i.e., CVD and insomnia), followed by a 6 weeks treatment part (i.e., sleep hygiene, stimulus control and sleep restriction). Participants can communicate with a nurse and receive feedback during treatment. A psychologist will act as back-up.

MEASURES: Questionnaires will be administered at baseline, during and post intervention at 6 and 12 months’. The questionnaires will focus on e.g., educational effects, as well as on effects regarding symptoms; sleep/insomnia (PSQI, ISI, ESS, sleep diary), depressive symptoms (PHQ-9), as well as QoL (SF12). The participants’ experience of the program will be explored by repeated interviews (at baseline, after 3 weeks, 6 weeks and after the intervention).

Conclusion: Depending on its effectiveness a nurseled I-CBT program can be a possible tool for insomnia treatment in cardiovascular care.

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Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 16, no Suppl. 1, S75-S75 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35921ISI: 000401775600127OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35921DiVA: diva2:1107335
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EuroHeartCare 2017, 18-20 May 2017, Jönköping, Sweden
Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2017-06-09Bibliographically approved

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