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Sidani, S., Miranda, J, Epstein, D.R., Bootzin, R.R., Cousins, J. and Moritz, P. (2009) Relationships between personal beliefs and treatment acceptability, and preferences for behavioral treatments. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 823-829.

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  • TITLE: Preferences for behavioral therapies for chronic insomnia

    AUTHORS: Sarah Ibrahim, Souraya Sidani

    KEYWORDS: Acceptability; Preference; Insomnia; Behavioural Treatment

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.5 No.11, November 12, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: to examine the acceptability and preference for the two behavioral therapies, and to identify factors persons with chronic insomnia take into account when choosing treatment. Methods: The data were obtained in a large trial evaluating the effects of Stimulus Control and Sleep Restriction therapies. Prior to treatment, participants completed the treatment acceptability and preference (TAP) questionnaire, which described the Stimulus Control Therapy and the Sleep Restriction Therapy and requested participants to rate the acceptability of each treatment option before choosing one for the management of chronic insomnia. Open-ended questions were used to explore the factors that participants considered when making a choice. Results: Participants rated the Sleep Restriction Therapy as acceptable and 70.2% of participants preferred it over Stimulus Control Therapy. The factors that influenced participants’ choice related to the familiarity, previous personal experience, novelty, and suitability of the treatment. Conclusion: Persons have expressed a preference for treatments to manage chronic insomnia. Healthcare providers are in a position to provide relevant information about treatment options in order to help persons make informed treatment related decisions.