Journal article

The SENSE Study: Post Intervention Effects of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based Group Sleep Improvement Intervention Among At-Risk Adolescents

Matthew Blake, Joanna M Waloszek, Orli Schwartz, Monika Raniti, Julian G Simmons, Laura Blake, Greg Murray, Ronald E Dahl, Richard Bootzin, Paul Dudgeon, John Trinder, Nicholas B Allen



OBJECTIVE: Sleep problems are a major risk factor for the emergence of mental health problems in adolescence. The aim of this study was to investigate the post intervention effects of a cognitive-behavioral/mindfulness-based group sleep intervention on sleep and mental health among at-risk adolescents. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted across High schools in Melbourne, Australia. One hundred forty-four adolescents (aged 12-17 years) with high levels of anxiety and sleeping difficulties, but without past or current depressive disorder, were randomized into either a sleep improvement intervention or an active control 'study skills' intervention. Both programs consisted ..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Grant APP1027076. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12612001177842; Date of Registration: 06-Nov-2012. The authors would like to thank the following investigators, staff, students, and volunteers who were involved in the project: Dr. Dana McMakin, Camille Deane, Dr. Stefanie Rosema, Dr. Tamsen Franklin, Viviana Lee, Jessica Slonim, Vanessa Rowell, Stefan Friedel, Anja Plagemann, Carra Simpson, Michael Wilson, Dr. Lauren Ban, Lian Snoep, Giovanni Andreoli, Natasha Stoilov, Alex Klein, Michael Gate, Adam Pettitt, Elizabeth Landau, Dr. Bei Bei, Dr. Neil O'Brien-Simpson, and Dr. Christian Nicholas.