An Interactive Internet Intervention for Adults With Insomnia (SHUTi)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01438697|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Insomnia Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders||Behavioral: Internet Intervention Behavioral: Patient Education Website||Phase 3|
Insomnia is defined by complaints of poor sleep, as well as difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep more than 3 nights/week for more than 6 months. Insomnia may contribute to daytime fatigue, impaired performance, confused thinking and judgment, and difficulty with work and personal tasks. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been found to have significant short- and long-term benefits for people with insomnia. Access to CBT for many people, however, is limited, due to the high cost of treatment and a limited number of trained professionals. Delivering CBT for insomnia via the Internet could help make it more widely available. This study will compare the effectiveness of an online CBT intervention in improving sleep, mood, and quality of life in people with insomnia to that of a static educational website.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive the online CBT intervention or the static patient education website. The intervention period will last for 9 weeks. During the intervention period, participants assigned to the patient education website will be given content addressing strategies for dealing with insomnia. Those assigned to use the Internet intervention will review interactive, tailored content specific to the user's difficulties. Participants will complete questionnaires and two weeks of daily sleep diaries about their symptoms at four time points - at the beginning of the study, immediately after completing the 9 week program, 6 months later, and 12 months later.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||303 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||An Internet Intervention for Insomnia: Efficacy and Dissemination|
|Study Start Date :||October 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
Experimental: Internet Intervention
Assigned to Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi)
Behavioral: Internet Intervention
Participants will spend 1-2 hours each week for 9 weeks using the Internet intervention. Users will complete daily sleep diaries as well as interactive tutorials covering the topics of sleep behaviors, sleep thoughts, sleep education, and relapse prevention. As users progress through the program they will receive tailored instructions for how to improve their sleep.
Other Name: Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi)
Active Comparator: Patient Education Website
Assigned to Patient Insomnia Educational Website
Behavioral: Patient Education Website
Participants will be given access to a relevant patient education website. It will contain material addressing the behaviors and symptoms of insomnia.
- Primary sleep symptoms: sleep onset latency (SOL), wake after sleep onset (WASO), insomnia severity (ISI) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Secondary sleep symptoms: sleep efficiency (SE), number of night time awakenings, sleep quality, total sleep time (TST) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Psychological distress: levels of depression, levels of anxiety, sleep-related cognitions [ Time Frame: Baseline, 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Health symptoms: fatigue, quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Cost effectiveness: program delivery cost, participant resource utilization and costs, quality adjusted life years (QALYs) [ Time Frame: 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Intervention Evaluation: perceived utility, perceived impact, intervention adherence, intervention use [ Time Frame: 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Exploratory Outcome Measures: health care access, coverage and utilization [ Time Frame: Baseline, 9 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01438697
|United States, Virginia|
|University Of Virginia Health System, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Division of Behavioral Health and Technology|
|Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Ingersoll, PhD||University Of Virginia Behavioral Health & Technology|
|Study Director:||Lee M Ritterband, PhD||University of Virginia Behavioral Health & Technology|