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Authors

  1. Beck, Danielle MPH, CCRC
  2. Cosco Holt, Lindsay PhD, RN
  3. Burkard, Joseph DNSc, CRNA
  4. Andrews, Taylor BA
  5. Liu, Lin PhD
  6. Heppner, Pia PhD
  7. Bormann, Jill E. PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Statistics show that more than 80% of Veterans mention posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related symptoms when seeking treatment. Sleep disturbances and nightmares are among the top 3 presenting problems. Current PTSD trauma-focused therapies generally do not improve sleep disturbances. The mantram repetition program (MRP), a mind-body-spiritual intervention, teaches a portable set of cognitive-spiritual skills for symptom management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the MRP on insomnia in Veterans with PTSD in a naturalistic, clinical setting. Results show that participation in the MRP significantly reduced insomnia, as well as decreased self-reported and clinician-assessed PTSD symptom burden.