The Role of Perceived Partner Alliance on the Efficacy of CBT-I: Preliminary Findings from the Partner Alliance in Insomnia Research Study (PAIRS)

Ellis, Jason, Deary, Vincent and Troxel, Wendy (2015) The Role of Perceived Partner Alliance on the Efficacy of CBT-I: Preliminary Findings from the Partner Alliance in Insomnia Research Study (PAIRS). Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 13 (1). pp. 64-72. ISSN 1540-2002

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2013.838768

Abstract

Despite cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) being effective, barriers to adherence have been documented. Perceived partner alliance has been shown to influence adherence and treatment outcome across a range of other health conditions. The present study examined patients' perceptions regarding the role of their partner in CBT-I and the impact of perceived partner alliance on treatment outcome. Twenty-one patients were interviewed, following CBT-I, to examine the areas where partners were thought to influence the process of CBT-I. The majority of statements made during interviews explicitly mentioned a partner's influence (65%). Additionally, the production of more positive partner statements was associated with better treatment outcome (using the Insomnia Severity Index). The integration of perceived partner alliance into CBT-I is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first.
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2014 12:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 12:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15550

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