Thank you for your interest in the Sleep Healthy Using The Internet (SHUTi) research study. As of July 2013, enrollment in the research study is complete and we are no longer recruiting new participants.

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SHUTi Study: Beskrivelse

SHUTi is an interactive, web-based training program designed to improve the sleep of adults with insomnia. It was developed at the University of Virginia with funding from the National Institutes of Health. SHUTi provides a tailored educational program to individuals who are experiencing sleep difficulties, including those having difficulty falling asleep, waking in the middle of the night, or waking early in the morning. The purpose of this study is to find out if an Internet intervention is an effective way to treat insomnia.


SHUTi was developed at the University of Virginia in the Behavioral Health and Technology program area. The research team is composed of a diverse set of individuals, including a group of psychologists nettapotek norge who have been using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to treat sleep problems for many years, including:


Lee Ritterband, Ph.D., grant principal investigator
Linda Gonder-Frederick, Ph.D., clinical psychologist
Charles Morin, Ph.D., DABSM, clinical psychologist
Frances Thorndike, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

Study Staff:

Karen Ingersoll, Ph.D., protocol principal investigator
Holly Lord, Ph.D., data analyst
Michelle Hilgart, M.Ed., instructional designer
Rachael Maynard, MPH, project coordinator

Program Developers: Performant Software Solutions

The development and testing of this program was supported by Grant Numbers R34MH70805 and R01MH086758 from the National Institute of Mental Health as well as through a grant from the University of Virginia Cancer Center through the Mary Semmes Scripps Fund for Integrative Medicine. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the University of Virginia, the National Institute of Mental Health or the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Ritterband is an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia Health System and Director of the Behavioral Health and Technology (BHT) program area.He served as Principal Investigator of the first National Institute of Mental Health SHUTi grant on which the intervention in this new trial is based as well as a pilot trial of SHUTi with cancer survivors with insomnia funded by the UVA Cancer Center through kamagra oral jelly the Mary Semmes Scripps Fund for Integrative Medicine.With degrees in clinical psychology and computer science/technology, Dr. Ritterband specializes in the development and testing of behaviorally-based treatment programs delivered via the Web.Over the past 12 years, Dr. Ritterband has established himself as one of the leading researchers in Internet health interventions.He has been a Principal or Co-Investigator on large research projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health; the National Institute for Childhood Health and Human Development; the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases; the National Institute of Drug and Alcohol; the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; the American Diabetes Association; and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.In 2004, he co-founded the International Society for Research on Internet interventions which is the leading international organization focused on Internet intervention research.Dr. Ritterband is on the editorial board of Health Psychology, and is well published in the scientific literature.He has given numerous talks nationally and internationally on the use of the Internet in psychological research and clinical practice.

Dr. Gonder-Frederick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Clinic Director of the Behavioral Medicine Center at the University of Virginia Health System which houses the Insomnia Clinic. She is an expert in treating individuals with insomnia; serves on the Sleep Medicine board at UVA; and gives regular lectures to the Neurology, Pulmonology, and Psychiatry residents cialis 5mg, whom she also supervises, in behavioral sleep medicine.In addition, Dr. Gonder-Frederick was a key co-investigator on the SHUTi pilot study, and has been an integral member of the larger BHT Internet intervention research team, providing content, study design/methodology, and implementation expertise.Dr. Gonder-Frederick was also a co-investigator on the American Diabetes Association Blood Glucose Awareness Training Internet intervention (BGATHome) project and the NICHD pediatric encopresis Internet intervention projects.

Dr. Charles Morin is a Professor of Psychology at the Laval University in Quebec, Canada, and Director of the Sleep Research Center.He has developed and directed an active clinical research program on insomnia over the past 25 years, and has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health since 1988.Dr. Morin is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of insomnia, and has particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) for insomnia.Of particularly note, he has conducted two seminal studies of CBT based self-help treatment for insomnia (Mimeault & Morin, 1999; Morin, Beaulieu-Bonneau, LeBlanc, & Savard, 2005), showing significant improvements for individuals who obtained self-help for insomnia.Dr. Morin is a member of the DSM-V Work Group for the Sleep Disorders Section, and recently chaired the 2011 meeting of the World Association of Sleep Medicine erektil dysfunksjon.He is an associate editor for the journals Sleep and Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles.He has also written several popular and academic books covering the treatment of insomnia.Dr. Morin has collaborated with the Behavioral Health and Technology team at UVA since 2003.The SHUTi Internet intervention is based on Dr. Morin’s CBT program for insomnia.

Dr. Thorndike is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia Health System in the Behavioral Health and Technology program area.She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology in 2004 from American University and then completed a three-year fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System, focusing on the use of technology to extend the reach of proven behavioral interventions. Her research interests tadalafil include the development and evaluation of Internet interventions for various medical and behavioral health problems, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress, encopresis, and diabetes. She has been conducting research in the field of Internet interventions since 2002.Prior to her work at UVA, Dr. Thorndike collaborated with Dr. Brett Litz at Boston University on the DElivery of Self-TRraining and Education for Stressful Situations or DESTRESS trial that tested an Internet intervention to service members with PTSD from the attack on the Pentagon on 9-11 or the Iraq War.At UVA, Dr. Thorndike has been a co-investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health-funded studies utilizing technology to increase cialis access to treatment, including the prior insomnia Internet intervention studies.She is also a Co-Investigator on an NICHD Internet intervention for pediatric encopresis.Dr. Thorndike has published several papers in these areas, and given talks to both national and international audiences.

Dr. Karen Ingersoll is a clinical health psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia.She has extensive experience successfully leading research teams throughout a decade of continuous NIH funding, including projects funded by NIMH, NIDA, and NIAAA. Dr. Ingersoll has over 15 years of experience, as a clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist developing and evaluating interventions for people with both addictive disorders and medical concerns including. This has included perinatal drug dependent women, alcohol-dependent women at risk for pregnancy, pain patients with addiction histories, and HIV+ patients with drug and alcohol problems. Treatment adherence, motivational interventions, and targeting multiple problems for change have been themes in her series of studies. She uses Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a foundation of her clinical work, training practice, and novel interventions.She has tested MI in several intervention studies targeting multiple health behaviors.Dr. Ingersoll has recently extended her areas of interest to include using technology to expand the reach of efficacious interventions and is a co-investigator on several current grants using technology formats to effect behavior change, including the current SHUTi project.

Ms. Michelle Hilgart is an experienced instructional designer and project manager and has been creating e-learning and Internet interventions at the University of Virginia since 2002.Prior to working with Behavioral Health and Technology, she worked at the University of Virginia Department of Public Health Sciences where she developed e-health education programs.She has developed web-based ereksjonspiller education for adults with cancer funded by ASIA; created interactive learning modules for brain tumor patients through UVa’s Neuro-Oncology Center; and developed Pressure Ulcer Prevention education for adults with spinal cord injury funded by Paralyzed Veterans of America.In Behavioral Health and Technology, Ms. Hilgart has contributed in the areas of instructional strategy application, program content development, revision, and optimization.

Ms. Rachael Maynard joined the Behavioral Health and Technology team as the new project coordinator for the SHUTi national trial.She obtained her MPH in Health Education from Emory University in 2011.While completing her degree, she worked as a research assistant on a phone and web-based program kamagra to prevent depression in those with epilepsy through mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy.As a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Ms. Maynard’s interests surround encouraging healthy lifestyles by educating individuals about be¬haviors that promote overall healthy living and wellness.For SHUTi, she will manage the day-to-day operations of the trial including recruitment, assessment, program execution and support.

Dr. Holly Lord has worked as a data analyst on grant-funded research at the University of Virginia since 2004. Prior to joining Behavioral Health and Technology, Dr. Lord worked in the Department of Science, Technology and Society, where she analyzed multi-level survey data for a 3-year project supported by the National Science Foundation (2004-2008). Since joining BHT in 2008, she kamagra 100mg has been the primary analyst for the group’s Internet intervention trials, including the previous insomnia trials. She has assessed results of these trials, contributed to the reporting of outcomes in all manuscripts, and has helped develop successful methodological strategies for grant submissions and on-going projects.For this trial, Dr. Lord will oversee all data collection and management, perform statistical analysis, and interpret, assess, and report intervention outcomes.

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