Evaluation of internet-based videoconference intervention of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in breast cancer survivors in medically underserved areas of Colorado
Approximately 30-50% of breast cancer survivors experience insomnia versus 10-20% of the general population. This insomnia often originates with cancer treatment, but can become chronic and persist over the lifetime of the patient. Effects of chronic insomnia include decreased quality of life and an impaired immune system. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) is an effective psychotherapy for insomnia, but rural breast cancer survivors often lack access to this intervention. The primary purposes of this six-week pretest-posttest design study were to 1) explore the feasibility ...
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