Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

18-08-2015 | Original Article | Uitgave 1/2016

Cognitive Therapy and Research 1/2016

Linking Sleep Disturbance and Maladaptive Repetitive Thought: The Role of Executive Function

Tijdschrift:
Cognitive Therapy and Research > Uitgave 1/2016
Auteurs:
Rebecca C. Cox, Chad Ebesutani, Bunmi O. Olatunji

Abstract

Although sleep disturbance has been linked to maladaptive repetitive thought, a process commonly observed in anxiety and related disorders, the mechanism that may account for this association has not been fully elucidated. The current study used structural equation modeling to evaluate the relationship between sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought in a large sample (n = 341) to examine whether executive function partially accounts for this relationship. Consistent with predictions, results revealed that executive function accounted for the relationship between sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought. Furthermore, executive function was found to account for the relationship between sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought above and beyond the effect of general distress. These results were also found in gender-specific subsamples. The results of this study provide preliminary evidence to suggest that impaired executive function may be a unique mechanism that links sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought, such as worry and rumination, that is characteristic of anxiety and related disorders.

Log in om toegang te krijgen

Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:

BSL Psychologie Totaal

Met BSL Psychologie Totaal blijft u als professional steeds op de hoogte van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen binnen uw vak. Met het online abonnement heeft u toegang tot een groot aantal boeken, protocollen, vaktijdschriften en e-learnings op het gebied van psychologie en psychiatrie. Zo kunt u op uw gemak en wanneer het u het beste uitkomt verdiepen in uw vakgebied.

Literatuur
Over dit artikel

Andere artikelen Uitgave 1/2016

Cognitive Therapy and Research 1/2016 Naar de uitgave