Dormir Mejor es un ensayo de eficacia-implementación híbrido de tipo 1 que tiene como objetivos: 1) adaptar culturalmente y probar un programa digital de la Terapia Cognitivo Conductual para el Insomnio (TCC-I) para Latinas/os hispanohablantes, 2) evaluar los obstáculos que dificultan la implementación de la TCC-I digital al nivel de la organización, del paciente, y de los proveedores de salud, y 3) determinar la relación costo-rentabilidad de la intervención.
LAtino Sleep and Health Study (LASH): Insufficient and poor sleep affects 50 million adults in the United States. Latinos and those who come from lower income backgrounds tend to have worse sleep than non-Latino whites from higher income backgrounds. The LAtino Sleep and Health study explores how Latinos and Hispanics sleep and its connection to health. Our research is looking to better understand the day-to-day relationship between sleep, stress, self-control, and health behaviors.
Chronic insomnia is associated with significant public health burden and economic costs. While there are effective behavioral interventions to treat chronic insomnia, these options are not widely available for Spanish-speakers and individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds. We conducted a study that examined the acceptability and feasibility of an internet delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia intervention for Latino patients. We also collected preliminary data on how to culturally adapt this type of therapy for Spanish-speaking Latinx adults.
Latina/os are heterogeneous, originating from over 25 countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Each ethnic group has a unique sociopolitical history, as well as different demographic, socioeconomic, and settlement patterns that contribute to ethnic variations in initial health outcomes and health trajectories over time. Despite the substantial heterogeneity, Latina/os are often treated as a monolithic group in national and state surveillance health surveys.