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It seems sensible to tailor treatments of insomnia in relation to the presenting characteristics of the sleeper and of the complaint. This report describes the first study formally to examine the comparative effectiveness of tailored and untailored (randomly allocated) treatments. We developed a questionnaire to facilitate the designing of individualized programmes. Results indicated that statistical analysis may underestimate the benefits of tailoring. Measures of clinically significant change, however, suggested that tailored treatment though it may be highly effective, is no more so than stimulus control therapy.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry

Publication Date

06/1989

Volume

20

Pages

143 - 153

Keywords

Adult, Arousal, Behavior Therapy, Chronic Disease, Cognitive Therapy, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Reaction Time, Relaxation Therapy, Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders