J Med Assoc Thai 2018; 101 (2):269-73

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Comparative Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Therapy in Sleep Quality of Chronic Insomnia Compared to Standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT-I]: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Siritienthong J , Awirutworakul T , Vallibhakara SA Mail

Objective:To find the influences of mindfulness-based approach and compare them with standard treatment outcomes.

Materials and Methods: Prospective randomized control trial was conducted by two treatment groups (n = 10 each) for eight-week duration. Sleep-related parameters consisted of the Clinical Global Impression - severity [CGI-S], the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index-Thai version [Thai-PSQI], the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Thai version [Thai HADS] and the Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale [PHLMS] were collected before and after both treatments.

Results: Mindfulness-based group had statistically significant improvement of better sleep quality and clinical impression improvement-severity (p-value 0.0032 and <0.0001, respectively). Mindfulness level and sleep profiles improved, although there was no significant difference when both treatments were compared.

Conclusion: Mindfulness-based intervention improves sleep quality, and could be decreased impact of daily-life stress and lowered severity of insomnia symptoms.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Sleep disturbance, Insomnia, Thai-PSQI, CGI-S, PHLMS, Thai HADS, CBT-I


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