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Recent Publications

Ludwig R, Vaduvathiriyan P, Siengsukon C. (2020). Does cognitive-behavioural therapy improve sleep outcomes in individuals with traumatic brain injury: a scoping review. Brain Inj. 14;34(12):1569-1578. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1831070.

Siengsukon CF, Nelson E, Williams-Cooke C, Ludwig R, Beck ES Jr, Vidoni ED, Mahnken JD, Stevens S, Drerup M, Bruce J, Burns JM. (2020). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia to enhance cognitive function and reduce the rate of Aβ deposition in older adults with symptoms of insomnia: A single-site randomized pilot clinical trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 99:106190. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106190.

Devos H, Alissa N, Lynch S, Sadeghi M, Akinwuntan AE, Siengsukon C. Real-time assessment of daytime sleepiness in drivers with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Oct 31;47:102607.

D'Silva LJ, Siengsukon CF, Devos H. Gaze stability in young adults with previous concussion history. J Vestib Res. 2020;30(4):259-266.

Alshehri MM, Alkathiry AA, Alenazi AM, Alothman SA, Rucker JL, Phadnis MA, Miles JM, Kluding PM, Siengsukon CF. (2020). Sleep Efficiency and Total Sleep Time in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes with and without Insomnia Symptoms. Sleep Disord. 17;2020:5950375. doi: 10.1155/2020/5950375.

Alshehri MM, Alenazi AM, Alothman SA, Rucker JL, Phadnis MA, Miles JM, Kluding PM, Siengsukon CF. (2020). Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in People with Type 2 Diabetes, Pilot RCT Part I: Sleep Outcomes and Concomitant Symptoms. Behav Sleep Med. 27:1-20.

Alshehri MM, Alothman SA, Alenazi AM, Rucker JL, Phadnis MA, Miles JM, Siengsukon CF, Kluding PM. (2020). The effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, pilot RCT part II: diabetes health outcomes. BMC Endocr Disord. 20(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12902-020-00612-6.

Siengsukon C, Silveira Beck Jr E, Drerup M. (2020). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Feasibility and Treatment Effect of a Web-Based Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Program in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Int J MS Care doi: https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2019-122

Coffyn S, Siengsukon C. (2020). Poor Sleep Hygiene is Associated with Decreased Discrimination and Inattention on Continuous Performance Task in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 34(2): 160-165.

Siengsukon C, Karahan AY, Strober L. (2020). Practical Sleep Information for People With Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 101(7):1271-1274.

Ludwig R, D'Silva L, Vaduvathiriyan P, Rippee MA, Siengsukon C. (2020). Sleep Disturbances in the Acute Stage of Concussion are Associated With Poorer Long-Term Recovery: A Systematic Review. PM R. 12(5):500-511.

Siengsukon CF, Alshehri M, Williams C, Drerup M, Lynch S. (2020). Feasibility and treatment effect of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 40:101958

Alshehri MM, Alenazi AM, Hoover JC, Alothman SA, Phadnis MA, Miles JM, Kluding PM, Siengsukon CF. A comparison of diabetes self-care behavior in people with type 2 diabetes with and without insomnia symptoms. Acta Diabetologica. 2020 Jan 7:1-9.

Siengsukon CF. The Link Between Social Determinants of Health, Sleep, and Cardiovascular Disease.. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. Jan 2020; 31(1):5-10.

Vidoni E, Perales J, Alshehri M, Giles A, Siengsukon C, Burns J. (2019). Aerobic exercise sustains performance of instrumental activities of daily living in early-stage Alzheimer disease. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 42(3):E129-E134.

Alshehri MM, Alenazi AM, Hoover JC, Alothman SA, Phadnis MA, Kluding PM, Siengsukon CF. (2019). The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and Insomnia Symptoms: A Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols. 8(12):e14647. doi: 10.2196/14647.

Siengsukon CF, Alshehri M, Aldughmi M. (2018). Self-report sleep quality combined with sleep time variability distinguishes differences in fatigue, anxiety, and depression in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A secondary analysis. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 4(4): doi: 10.1177/2055217318815924.

Siengsukon CF, Aldughmi M, Kahya M, Lynch S, Bruce J, Glusman M, Norouzinia AN, Billinger S. (2018). Individuals with mild MS with poor sleep quality have impaired visuospatial memory and lower perceived functional abilities. Disability and Health Journal. Disabil Health J. 11(1):116-121.

Al-Dughmi M, Bruce J, Siengsukon CF. (2017). The relationship between fatigability and perceived fatigue measured using the Neurological Fatigue Index in people with MS. International Journal of MS Care. Int J MS Care. 19(5):232-239.

Kahya M, Vidoni E, Burns JM, Thompson AN, Meyer K, Siengsukon CF. (2017). The relationship between apolipoprotein e4 carrier status and sleep characteristics in cognitively normal older adults Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 30(5):273-279.

Siengsukon CF, Al-dughmi M, Stevens S. (2017). Sleep Health Promotion: Practical Information for Physical Therapist Practice. Physical Therapy. Phys Ther.97(8):826-836.

Al-dughmi, M, Al-Sharman, A, Stevens, S, Siengsukon, C. (2017). Executive function is associated with off-line motor learning in people with chronic stroke. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 41(2):101-106.

Aldughmi M, Huisinga J, Lynch S, Siengsukon CF. (2016). The relationship between fatigability and sleep quality in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical. DOI: 10.1177/2055217316682774.

Siengsukon CF, Aldughmi M, Kahya M, Bruce J, Lynch S, Norouzinia AN, Glusman M, Billinger SA. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of exercise interventions to improve sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical. DOI: 10.1177/2055217316680639.

Al-Dughmi M, Siengsukon CF. (2016). The relationship between sleep quality and perceived fatigue measured using the Neurological Fatigue Index in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neurological Research. 38(11):943-949.

Siengsukon, CF, Al-dughmi M, Al-Sharman A, Stevens S. (2015) Sleep parameters, functional status and time post-stroke are associated with off-line motor skill learning in people with chronic stroke. Frontiers in Neurology. 30(6):225.

Al-dughmi M, Stevens S, Siengsukon, CF. (2015) Sleep characteristics of individuals with chronic stroke: A pilot study. Nature and Science of Sleep. 21(7):139-45.

Siengsukon CF, Al-dughmi M, Sharma N. (2015) A Survey of Physical Therapists’ Perception and Attitude About Sleep. Journal of Allied Health. 44(1):41-50.

Book Contributions

Updated Chapter 16: Motor Skill learning and its Neurophysiology Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition. Authors of Chapter 16: Mang, Borich, Wadden, Boyd & Siengsukon

Updated Chapter 4: Neuroplasticity in Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 6th Edition by Lundy-Ekman (2021), Elsevier: St. Louis.

Updated Chapter 4: Neuroplasticity in Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 4th Edition by Lundy-Ekman (2018), Elsevier: St. Louis.

Updated Chapter 4: Neuroplasticity in Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 4th Edition by Lundy-Ekman (2013), Elsevier: St. Louis.

Co-authored Chapter 21: Sleep, Memory, and Motor Learning in Sleep and Rehabilitation: A Guide for Health Professions by Hereford (2013), Slack: Thorofare, NJ.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Ludwig R, Vaduvathiriyan P, Siengsukon C. Does cognitive behavioral therapy improve sleep outcomes in individuals with traumatic brain injury: A scoping review. Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, virtual conference; oral poster presentation, November 2020.

Siengsukon C, Ludwig R, Nelson E, Drerup M. Telehealth Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Address Insomnia Symptoms and Fatigue in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, virtual conference; oral poster presentation, November 2020.

Ludwig R, Lequerica A, Siengsukon C. Sleep and Health-Related Outcomes in Individuals with Neurologic Conditions. ACRM annual conference, virtual conference; symposium, October 2020.

Dobryakova E, Goverover Y, Karahan A, Wingo B, Siengsukon S. Activities of Daily Living and Wellbeing in Multiple Sclerosis: Research Highlights from Multiple Sclerosis Task Force. ACRM annual conference, virtual conference; symposium, October 2020.

Ludwig R, Vaduvathiriyan P, Siengsukon C. Does cognitive behavioral therapy improve sleep outcomes in individuals with traumatic brain injury: A scoping review. AOTA annual conference, poster presentation, March 2020 (cancelled due to coronavirus)

Williams C, Watts E, Bonnett J, Alshehri M, Siengsukon C. The Association between Sleep Duration and Functional Disability in Individuals During Inpatient Rehabilitation following Stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, CO; poster presentation, February 2020.

Alshehri M, Alenazi A, Alanazi A, Alothman S, Gray C, Miles J, Kluding P, Siengsukon C. The Association between Insomnia Symptoms and Self-Care Behavior in People with Type 2 Diabetes, Research Section, 2020 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, CO; poster presentation, February 2020.

Alshehri M, Alothman S, Alenazi A, Gray C, Rucker J, Miles J, Kluding P, Siengsukon C. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Improves Insomnia and Diabetes Outcomes in People with Diabetes. ACRM annual conference, Chicago, IL; poster presentation, November 2019.

D'Silva L, Siengsukon C, Devos H. Gaze Stability Deficits Persist Long After Concussion Injury. ACRM annual conference, Chicago, IL; poster presentation, November 2019.

Ludwig R, D'Silva L, Vaduvathiriyan P, Rippee M, Siengsukon C. Sleep disturbances in the acute stage of concussion is associated with poorer long-term outcomes: A systematic review. ACRM annual conference, Chicago, IL; platform presentation, November 2019.

Ganesan M, Siengsukon C, Devos H, Garg H. Assessment and rehabilitation strategies in managing the burden of fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis. ACRM annual conference, Chicago, IL; 1.25 hr symposium, November 2019.

Siengsukon C, Alshehri M, Drerup M, Lynch S. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Address Insomnia Symptoms and Fatigue in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. SBSM annual conference, Birmingham, AL; poster presentation, September 2019.

Drerup M, Baron K, Jauregui S, Siengsukon C. Adaptation of Behavior Sleep Interventions for Complex Patients. SBSM annual conference, Birmingham, AL; 1.25 hr education session, September 2019.

Stevens S, Siengsukon C, Yu S, Fehler M, Chen NH, Chuang LP, Lin SW, Burgett S. Validation of consumer wearable technology to assesss sleep apnea risk. SLEEP annual conference, San Antonio, TX; poster presentation, June 2019.

Khou C, Hamilton N, Siengsukon C, Watts A. A comparison of the discrepancy between self-reported and objectively measured sleep at home and in the laboratory. SLEEP annual conference, San Antonio, TX; poster presentation, June 2019.

Gibbons K, D'Silva S, Wileman A, Coffyn S, Troshynski Brown S, Siengsukon C. The MS Standardized Training and Education Program with University Partners (MS STEP UP): Development of an innovative training program embedded in entry-level DPT education. Consortium of MS Centers, Seattle, WA, poster presentation, June 2019.

Coffyn S, Wileman A, Keeling S, Alshehri M, Drerup M, Lynch S, Siengsukon C. Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia or Brief Sleep Education on Insomnia Symptoms, Fatigue, Depression, and Anxiety in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers, Seattle, WA, platform presentation, June 2019.

Siengsukon CF, Coffyn S. Poorer Sleep Hygiene is Association with Decreased Discrimination and Inattention on a Continuous Performance Task in Physical Therapy Students. World Congress of Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland, platform presentation, May 2019.

Stevens S, Siengsukon C. Commercially-available wearable provides valid estimate of sleep stages. American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, Philadelphia PA, poster presentation, May 2019.

Siengsukon, CF, Alshehri M, Drerup M, Lynch S. Feasibility and Treatment Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Conducted by Physical Therapist in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. APTA CSM, Washington DC, platform presentation, January 2019.

Siengsukon C, Alshehri M, Drerup M, Lynch S. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Address Insomnia Symptoms in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers, Nashville, TN, platform presentation, June 2018.

Jamison S, Schaaf J, Hollenbeck P, Ferguson R, Sanders K, Siengsukon C. Poor sleep hygiene is associated with impulsivity and decreased discrimination on continuous performance task in DPT students. APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA, poster presentation, February 2018.

Siengsukon C, Troshynski-Brown S. Expanding an Innovative Multiple Sclerosis Training Program within a DPT Curriculum. APTA CSM, New Orleans, LA, platform presentation, February 2018.

Alshehri M, Alenazi A, Alothman S, Siengsukon C, Kluding P. Poor sleep quality in people with painful neuropathy. APTA Combined Section Meeting (CSM), San Antonio. poster presentation. February 2017.

Patel, R, Jewell, D, Riley, M, Berglund, J, Berner, P, Bezner, J, Davenport, T, Eisenhart, M, Gamboa, J, Garber, C, Ingman, M, Siengsukon, C. Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapist Practice: The Time is NOW!” APTA CSM, San Antonio. Pre-conference course, February 2017. 8 CEUs.

Bezner, J, Siengsukon, C. Sleepless in San Antonio: Guiding Patients to Better Sleep & Wellbeing APTA CSM, San Antonio. Education Session, February 2017. 2 CEUs.

Siengsukon C, Aldughmi M, Kahya M, Newman M, Lynch S, Bruce J, Billinger S, The Impact of Exercise on Sleep Quality in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Platform presentation. June 2016.

Siengsukon C, Aldughmi M, Kahya M. Impact of Sleep Quality on Cognitive and Physical Function in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Platform presentation. June 2016.

Siengsukon C. Al-dughmi M. Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Associated with Impaired Sleep Characteristics Measured By Actigraphy in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Poster presentation. June 2016.

Al-dughmi M, Siengsukon C. Fatigue Measured Using the Neurological Fatigue Index Is Associated with Poor Sleep Quality and Inattentiveness in People with Multiple Sclerosis. Consortium of MS Centers Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Platform presentation. June 2016.

Siengsukon C, Al-dughmi M, Sharma, N. A Survey of Physical Therapists’ Perception and Attitude About Sleep. APTA Combined Section Meeting, poster presentation, Feb 2016.

Siengsukon C, Al-dughmi M, Al-Sharman A, Stevens S. Sleep Characteristics of Individuals with Chronic Stroke: A Polysomnographic Study.. SLEEP 2015, Seattle, WA, poster presentation, June 2015.

Huisinga, J, Aldughmi M, Bruetsch, Siengsukon C. Instrumented gait and balance measures are related to cognitive scores and self-reports of function in persons with multiple sclerosis. 5th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis, poster presentation, Sept 2015.

Siengsukon C, Al-Sharman A, Stevens S. An Increase in Stage R and a Decrease in Stage N3 is Associated with Motor Skill Learning in Individuals with Chronic Stroke. SLEEP 2015, Seattle, WA, poster presentation, June 2015.

Kanaan, SF, Siengsukon C, Arnold PM, Burton DC, Emmanuel NM, Sharma, NK. Relatinoship Between Sleep Quality and Functional and Psychological Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. World Conference for Physical Therapy, Singapore, poster presentation, May 2015.

Nichols AL, Kreshel LA, Siengsukon C, Bennett M. Should Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Continue with Monitored Exercise after Being Discharged from Physical Therapy? KPTA Spring conference, Wichita KS, platform presentation April 11 2015.

Aldughmi M, Kahya M, Dowling P, Bruce J, Lynch S, Billinger S, Siengsukon C. The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Cognitive Function, Sleep Quality, and Physical Function in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study. KPTA Spring conference, Wichita KS, poster presentation April 11 2015.

Aldughmi M, Dowling P, Bruce J, Lynch S, Billinger S, Siengsukon C. The Association Between Self-reported Fatigue, Cognitive and Physical Function, and Sleep Quality in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. KPTA Spring conference, Wichita KS, poster presentation April 11 2015.
*this poster presentation was selected to receive the Scientific Inquiry Award for best poster presentation

Siengsukon, C, Aldughmi, M, Dowling, P; Bruce J, Lynch S, Billinger S. The benefits of aerobic exercise on fatigue, functional status, sleep, and cardiorespiratory fitness in individuals with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, poster presentation, Feb 2015.

Aldughmi M, Dowling P, Bruce J, Lynch S, Billinger S, Siengsukon C. The association between subjective fatigue measured by the MFIS and objective measures of cognitive and physical fatigue and subjective sleep quality in individuals with multiple sclerosis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, poster presentation, Feb 2015.

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