The psychological wellbeing outcomes of nonpharmacological interventions for older persons with insomnia symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Perach, Rotem, Allen, Courtney K, Kapantai, Ioanna, Madrid-Valero, Juan J, Miles, Eleanor, Charltona, Rebecca A and Gregory, Alice M (2019) The psychological wellbeing outcomes of nonpharmacological interventions for older persons with insomnia symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 43. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1087-0792 S

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Abstract

Nonpharmacological treatment of insomnia in older persons has been associated with reduced insomnia symptoms and increased psychological wellbeing. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined whether nonpharmacological interventions can promote wellbeing indicators in older persons who experience insomnia symptoms and investigated the components of these interventions. Twenty studies met inclusion criteria. Psychological wellbeing outcomes included symptoms of depression, anxiety, mental health-related quality of life, and fatigue. Interventions significantly reduced depression and fatigue symptoms in most of the studies that included these outcomes. Findings of our qualitative analysis suggest that mindfulness-based interventions in particularcan potentially reduce depression symptoms in older persons with insomnia symptoms. Meta-analyses of studies that included psychological wellbeing outcomes showed small-medium weighted mean effects indicating reductions in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The results suggest that nonpharmacological interventions for older persons with insomnia symptoms can potentially reduce depression and fatigue symptoms and highlight interventions that may be particularly valuable for this purpose.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anxiety; depression; fatigue; insomnia; meta-analysis; nonpharmacological interventions; older persons; psychological wellbeing; systematic review
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sanjeedah Choudhury
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 13:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80521

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