CBT for Insomnia Delivered via AASM SleepTM or Face-to-Face: A Non-Inferiority Trial
2017 Strategic Research Grant
J. TODD ARNEDT, PHD, CBSM
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Key Project Outcomes
The findings from this study clearly demonstrated that people with insomnia benefitted
equally from CBT for insomnia, whether the treatment was delivered by a therapist face-to face in an office or by video visit over a computer (telemedicine). People with insomnia in both groups reported sleeping better with improved daytime functioning after 6 weeks of treatment and these improvements were sustained 3 months after treatment was completed. The study also showed that there were no differences in people’s ratings of how credible or satisfied they were with treatment whether it was delivered via face-to-face or telemedicine. These findings have important implications for the clinical care of people with insomnia because they support using telemedicine as a means of delivering CBT for insomnia. Systematic integration of telemedicine-delivered CBT for insomnia into care models for insomnia would substantially increase the accessibility of therapist-directed care to underserved patient populations.