Final Research Report
View this project's final research report.
Results of This Project
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Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also assesses how the project addressed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts read a draft report of the research and provide comments about the report. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. These reviewers cannot have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve descriptions of the conduct of the study or to clarify the connection between results and conclusions. Sometimes, awardees revise their draft reports twice or more to address all of the reviewers’ comments.
Peer reviewers commented and the researchers made changes or provided responses. Those comments and responses included the following:
- The reviewers asked the researchers to discuss future insomnia research for minority populations, particularly around cultural adaptation of interventions. The researchers acknowledged that cultural adaptations for hard-to-reach populations could be done. They were struck by the limited awareness among practitioners and patients that nonpharmacological treatments for insomnia, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, were readily available. The researchers added language to the future research section of the discussion regarding this problem.
- The reviewers noted that a potential barrier to using the intervention was using diaries to track sleep. The researchers acknowledged that filling out sleep diaries could be a barrier to people using this treatment. They included this consideration, along with potential discomfort with online treatments, in the limitations section of the report.
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