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Mobile Intervention to Improve Sleep and Functional Health of Veterans With Insomnia: Randomized Controlled Trial

About the Course:

Insomnia is a prevalent and debilitating disorder among veterans. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) can be effective for treating insomnia, although many cannot access this care. Technology-based solutions and lifestyle changes, such as physical activity (PA), offer affordable and accessible self-management alternatives to in-person CBTI. This study aims to extend and replicate prior pilot work to examine whether the use of a mobile app for CBTI (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia coach app [CBT-i Coach]) improves subjective and objective sleep outcomes. This study also aims to investigate whether the use of the CBT-i Coach app with adjunctive PA improves sleep outcomes more than CBT-i Coach alone.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Mobile Intervention to Improve Sleep and Functional Health of Veterans With Insomnia: Randomized Controlled Trial created by Erin Dawna Reilly, M.Ed, Ph.D. , et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

JMIR formative research, 5(12), e29573 Dec 2021

Course Material Authors

Erin Dawna Reilly, M.Ed, Ph.D.

Erin Dawna Reilly, M.Ed, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is affiliated with the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center as well as the Social and Community Reintegration Research at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Stephanie A. Robinson, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. Robinson, Ph.D. is an Investigator for the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Implementation Research at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. Her research interests include chronic disease self-management, patient facing technologies, patient-centered care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and implementation science. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Beth Ann Petrakis, MPA

Beth Ann Petrakis, MPA is a Project Manager for the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Implementation Research at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. Her research interests include medical informatics, homeless persons, qualitative methods, and war related illnesses. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice
after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada
Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults,
and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of insomnia on veterans.

  2. List the major components of CBT-i and describe how it has been adapted to a mobile app (CBT-i Coach).

  3. Recognize the outcomes of using the CBT-i Coach app on veterans, including those with mild to moderate sleep apnea.

  4. Summarize the outcomes related to treating insomnia and PTSD in veterans.

Course Material

References begin on page 24.

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Course Number 103180
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