Treating Nightmares Among Domiciliary Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04341987|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Covid-related)
First Posted : April 10, 2020
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Nightmare||Behavioral: brief Imagery Rehearsal Therapy Other: Treatment As Usual||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Treating Nightmares Among Veterans Health Administration Domiciliary Patients|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||January 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2021|
Experimental: brief Imagery Rehearsal Therapy
The brief two-session, behaviorally-based imagery rehearsal intervention is based on components from previous group and individual formats that have been published, but will be presented in an abbreviated manner. In the first session, Veterans will be presented with psychoeducation about dreaming, basics of sleep hygiene and stimulus control techniques, how to change negative dreams from a "learned habit" perspective, re-scripting, and how to rehearse new dream imagery. They will then be asked to complete in-session practice of imagery rehearsal with the new imagery developed. Veteran will be instructed in practice post-session.
Behavioral: brief Imagery Rehearsal Therapy
Two-sessions of behaviorally-based imagery rehearsal therapy.
Treatment As Usual
Patients in this condition are free to receive treatment as usual for nightmares, which may be a medication, supportive counseling or no treatment.
Other: Treatment As Usual
may include medication treatment or behavioral treatment for nightmares other than imagery rehearsal therapy
- Nightmare Frequency [ Time Frame: Change in total nights with nigthmares in the past week from baseline to 8 week follow-up. ]Disturbing Dreams and Nightmares Severity Index. The score for frequency ranges from 0-7.
- Nightmare Severity [ Time Frame: Change in nigthmare severity from baseline to 8 week follow-up. ]Disturbing Dreams and Nightmares Severity Index. The score for severity ranges from 0-6.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04341987
|Principal Investigator:||WIlfred R Pigeon, PhD||Canandaigua VAMC|