Melanie K Means
- Ethnic differences in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence in veterans with and without psychiatric disordersMelanie K Means
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Behav Sleep Med 8:260-73. 2010..AAs with mental health diagnoses showed the lowest CPAP adherence; additional research is needed to identify factors that may be increasing the risk for CPAP non-adherence in these individuals...
- Nonpharmacologic treatment of insomniaMelanie K Means
Melanie K Means, PhD Psychology Service, 116B, VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Curr Treat Options Neurol 10:342-9. 2008..Efforts are now being made to disseminate these treatments to meet the demand. Emerging therapies hold promise for further refinement and development of successful treatments...
- Graded exposure therapy for addressing claustrophobic reactions to continuous positive airway pressure: a case series reportMelanie K Means
Psychology Service, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Behav Sleep Med 5:105-16. 2007..No predictors of treatment response were identified. CPAP exposure therapy may be beneficial in some cases; however, further research is needed to determine types of patients most likely to benefit from this therapy...
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with primary insomnia or insomnia associated predominantly with mixed psychiatric disorders: a randomized clinical trialJack D Edinger
Psychology Service, VA Medical Center Durham, NC 27705, USA
Sleep 32:499-510. 2009..This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) against a sleep hygiene education control therapy in patients with primary or comorbid insomnia...
- Testing the reliability and validity of DSM-IV-TR and ICSD-2 insomnia diagnoses. Results of a multitrait-multimethod analysisJack D Edinger
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:992-1002. 2011..Distinctive diagnostic classification schemes for insomnia diagnoses are available, but the optimal insomnia nosology has yet to be determined...
- Psychomotor performance deficits and their relation to prior nights' sleep among individuals with primary insomniaJack D Edinger
VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Sleep 31:599-607. 2008..To examine psychomotor (reaction time) performance deficits and their relation to subjective and objective sleep measures among individuals with primary insomnia (PI)...
- Sensitivity and specificity of polysomnographic criteria for defining insomniaJack D Edinger
VA and Duke University Medical Centers, Durham, NC 27705, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 9:481-91. 2013..We then evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the eligibility criteria employed in a number of recent insomnia trials for identifying primary insomnia sufferers in our sample...
- CPAP compliance in sleep apnea patients with and without laboratory CPAP titrationMelanie K Means
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Sleep Breath 8:7-14. 2004..2%) compared with unattended-PSG patients. These findings suggest that patients' sleep laboratory experience with CPAP and the support and education provided by sleep technologists are important factors in facilitating CPAP compliance...
- Defining insomnia: quantitative criteria for insomnia severity and frequencyMargaret D Lineberger
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Sleep 29:479-85. 2006..The current study was conducted to test a range of frequency and severity criteria sets for discriminating primary insomnia sufferers from normal sleepers...
- Nightmare reduction in a Vietnam veteran using imagery rehearsal therapyKate L Berlin
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 6:487-8. 2010..Nightmares were considerably reduced and the quality of sleep greatly improved after treatment...
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for primary insomniaJack D Edinger
Department of Veterans Affairs and Duke University Medical Centers, Durham, NC, USA
Clin Psychol Rev 25:539-58. 2005..Finally, remaining questions regarding CBT's application to PI are considered, and suggestions for future research are provided...
- A pilot study of inexpensive sleep-assessment devicesJack D Edinger
Psychology Service, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Behav Sleep Med 2:41-9. 2004..These findings indicate that the selection of an alternative methodology should consider the sleep measure of interest in addition to the relative merits and drawbacks of each device...
- Accuracy of sleep perceptions among insomnia sufferers and normal sleepersMelanie K Means
VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Sleep Med 4:285-96. 2003..To examine the distribution, consistency, and correlates of sleep time perceptions in primary insomnia sufferers and normal sleepers across settings (laboratory and home)...
- Behavioral treatment of insomniaMelanie K Means
Psychology Service 116B, VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Expert Rev Neurother 2:127-37. 2002..Current literature concerning treatment implementation factors (cost-effectiveness; treatment accessibility, delivery and dosage; patient response and adherence) is reviewed...
- Objective evidence of sleep disturbance in women with posttraumatic stress disorderPatrick S Calhoun
VA Mid Atlantic Region Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:1009-18. 2007..Disturbed sleep may have important implications for the health and well-being of individuals with PTSD...
- Changes in depressive symptoms after continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apneaMelanie K Means
Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Sleep Breath 7:31-42. 2003..We introduce a hypothetical model to conceptualize the relationship between OSA and depression...