Planned Dream Interventions: A Pragmatic Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate a Psychological Treatment for Traumatic Nightmares in UK Military Veterans

Havens, Justin and Hacker Hughes, Jamie G. H. and McMaster, Fiona and Kingerlee, Roger (2019) Planned Dream Interventions: A Pragmatic Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate a Psychological Treatment for Traumatic Nightmares in UK Military Veterans. Military Behavioral Health, 7 (4). pp. 401-413. ISSN 2163-5803

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2018.1526148

Abstract

Nightmares are a hallmark symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), affecting an estimated 90% of trauma-exposed adults. This article reports on a pragmatic randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced treatment approach called Planned Dream Interventions (PDI) compared with a standard sleep hygiene intervention. Ninety-two U.K. Armed Forces veterans completed self-report measures (sleep quality, nightmares, and PTSD) pre- and 1-month post-session. Large between group effect sizes (average d = 1.1) were noted across all measures. Overall, findings suggest that PDI is a safe, resource efficient and effective intervention, though further validation is required.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: traumatic nightmares, sleep disturbance, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), veterans, nightmare rescripting, image rehearsal therapy (IRT), planned dream interventions (PDI)
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 07:55
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 02:02
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704362

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