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Tactile massage and nurse led sleep counseling in the treatment of primary insomnia
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3907-2197
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The primary objective of the present trial was to study if tactile massage (TM) was equivalent to nurse led sleep counseling (SC) in the treatment of primary insomnia. In the randomized controlled design in total 30 women (aged 18-65 years) was allocated to one of three groups; TM, SC or a control group. Treatment with TM was administered twice a week for six weeks, SC once a week for six weeks. Subjective sleep quality (Karolinska sleep diary) during was assessed during baseline (week 0) until week 6.and at subsequent follow up at week 7, and 13. Objective sleep quality (Polysomnography) and parameters of subjective health (SF-36, Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire) and several physiological markers of stress (Cortisol, HbA1c, Blood Pressure) was assessed at baseline and subsequent follow up. Data analysis shall be analyzed with R-ANOVA methodology. Data collection will be completed by April 2010 and preliminary findings will be presented at ICCMR 2010. Primary insomnia a d other sleep disorders are a major public health problem worldwide. Sleep has an important role in the balance act between health and disease. Insufficient sleep and restitution is acknowledged as a factor contributing cardiovascular disease and lethal injury. Tactile stimulation stimulates the release of hormones, for example oxytocin which is important for the circadian homeostasis, and also related to the parasympathetic nervous system. Treatment of sleep disorders with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is so far the only long-term evidence based treatment for primary insomnia. Within regular health care there is no sustainable treatment for people with primary insomnia, hypnotic drugs only has short term effects and several side effects. CBT shows promising results but the availability of therapists are scarce. Nurse led SC or/and TM may have a role in the treatment of people with sleep disorders through its low-tech/low-cost design and an absence of side effects.

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2010.
Keywords [en]
Primary Insomnia; Sleeep disorders; Nursing; counseling
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12664OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-12664DiVA, id: diva2:377347
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The 2010 International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research
Available from: 2010-12-14 Created: 2010-12-14 Last updated: 2011-01-03Bibliographically approved

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