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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157737
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sleep Disturbances in U.S. Soldiers After Deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq
Abstract:
Sleep Disturbances in U.S. Soldiers After Deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Garner, Betty K., MN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington, School of Nursing
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
Contact Telephone:253-209-9375
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of sleep disturbances and factors associated with sleep disturbances in U.S. Army Soldiers after returning from at least a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq. Rationale/Background: Over one million military personnel have deployed since 2001 to Afghanistan or Iraq. The deployed environment is filled with great uncertainty and a heightened sense of awareness for survival that may potentially lead to the development of sleep disturbances in soldiers. Epidemiologic studies have identified sleep disturbances as both a risk factor and a manifestation of psychiatric and/or physical problems. However, research on deployed military personnel has focused on the prevalence of psychiatric problems related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. In addition, psychiatric problems may be under-reported by military personnel possibly due to stigmatization and barriers associated with seeking help. The biobehavioral human health response model is used. Design/Method: This study uses a non-experimental repeated measures design. The assessments are conducted during initial post-deployment sessions and 1 ½ months later utilizing a paper and web-based sleep survey. A convenience sample of U.S. Army Soldiers undergoing post-deployment assessments at the Soldier Readiness Processing site on Ft. Lewis, WA, ages 18 - 45, both genders and all ranks will be used. The sleep survey consists of questions from Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Form (Department of Defense Form, DD 2796), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Combat Exposure Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale. Questions from DD 2796 include demographic data, PTSD, depression, alcohol use, and symptoms of physical illness/traumatic brain injury. Data will be collected from November 2008 thru November 2009. It will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regression. Results:  Preliminary results will be reported in April 2009. Implications: A study assessing the prevalence of sleep disturbances in Soldiers returning from deployment would enhance the timely identification of Soldiers with sleep disturbances and those at risk for persistent sleep disturbances. Describing the prevalence of sleep disturbance is an initial step toward improving assessment and treatment of disturbed sleep that may ultimately improve health outcomes in this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSleep Disturbances in U.S. Soldiers After Deployment to Afghanistan or Iraqen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157737-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sleep Disturbances in U.S. Soldiers After Deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Garner, Betty K., MN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">253-209-9375</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bkgarner@u.washington.edu, betty.garner@us.army.mi</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of sleep disturbances and factors associated with sleep disturbances in U.S. Army Soldiers after returning from at least a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq. Rationale/Background: Over one million military personnel have deployed since 2001 to Afghanistan or Iraq. The deployed environment is filled with great uncertainty and a heightened sense of awareness for survival that may potentially lead to the development of sleep disturbances in soldiers. Epidemiologic studies have identified sleep disturbances as both a risk factor and a manifestation of psychiatric and/or physical problems. However, research on deployed military personnel has focused on the prevalence of psychiatric problems related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. In addition, psychiatric problems may be under-reported by military personnel possibly due to stigmatization and barriers associated with seeking help. The biobehavioral human health response model is used. Design/Method: This study uses a non-experimental repeated measures design. The assessments are conducted during initial post-deployment sessions and 1 &frac12; months later utilizing a paper and web-based sleep survey. A convenience sample of U.S. Army Soldiers undergoing post-deployment assessments at the Soldier Readiness Processing site on Ft. Lewis, WA, ages 18 - 45, both genders and all ranks will be used. The sleep survey consists of questions from Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Form (Department of Defense Form, DD 2796), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Combat Exposure Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale. Questions from DD 2796 include demographic data, PTSD, depression, alcohol use, and symptoms of physical illness/traumatic brain injury. Data will be collected from November 2008 thru November 2009. It will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regression. Results: &nbsp;Preliminary results will be reported in April 2009. Implications: A study assessing the prevalence of sleep disturbances in Soldiers returning from deployment would enhance the timely identification of Soldiers with sleep disturbances and those at risk for persistent sleep disturbances. Describing the prevalence of sleep disturbance is an initial step toward improving assessment and treatment of disturbed sleep that may ultimately improve health outcomes in this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:09:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:09:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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