Background: Insomnia is highly prevalent among the oncology population, and it can affect quality of life for patients with cancer and survivors. Medications are a common treatment for insomnia. However, other treatment options, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, may also be effective.
Objectives: This review analyzes the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to treat insomnia comorbid with cancer or during survivorship.
Methods: Based on a literature search, 19 articles identified CBT-I as a treatment for individuals diagnosed with cancer.
Findings: Studies confirm that CBT-I is an effective treatment for insomnia experienced by cancer survivors. A variety of treatment models have been studied, such as group-based, web-based, and video formats, as well as telemedicine delivery. Treatment effectiveness varies depending on the CBT-I treatment model used.
Keywords: CBT-I; cancer; cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia; insomnia.