Evaluation of Sleep Quality in a Military Population: The Military Service Sleep Assessment (MSSA)
San Antonio Military Healthcare System San Antonio United States
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Military personnel experience stressors unique to military service e.g., deployments, shift work, family separation, elevating the risk of developing sleep disorders which negatively impact resilience and operational readiness. Poor sleep quality may contribute to numerous sleep, medical, and mental health disorders. Reliably evaluating sleep quality in military personnel provides salient clinical information for the diagnosis and treatment of disease related to poor sleep quality. Unfortunately, there is no self-report assessment designed to measure the sleep quality of active duty military personnel throughout their service. We developed the self-report Military Service Sleep Assessment MSSA for a prospective observational study to evaluate if there are differential responses to treatment between active duty women and men receiving standard of care sleep-focused therapies.
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