Sleep disturbance is one of the most common problems among cancer patients and cancer survivors. Sleep disturbance negatively impacts quality of life across multiple dimensions. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence-based psychoeducational intervention, is considered a first line treatment; however, access to CBT-I is severely limited. We therefore formed a multidisciplinary collaboration to address this critical gap in survivorship care through the development and evaluation of a mobile CBT-I Sleep Coach app.
Innovative features of this app include incorporation and integration of:
- Evidence-based CBT-I strategies and interactive activities
- A computerized dialogue agent to engage users in the adoption of and adherence to CBT-I strategies