This study’s aims were to: (1) Evaluate the efficacy of the MRP on sleep habits; (2)Identify the aspects of sleep that are positively influenced by the MRP; and (3) Assess the demographic variables and their relationships to MRP and sleep outcomes.
Methods: The study design is a within group pre-post test design. Four primary screening tools were used to evaluate PTSD symptom burden and sleep habits including the Clinical Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) interview, Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), Glasgow Sleep Effort Scale (GSES), and Pre Sleep Arousal Scale (PSAS).
Results: Results for this study are pending.
Conclusion: With new cases of PTSD being diagnosed every day, more research is needed for best practices to improve outcomes for current and future veterans. With the present gaps in sleep knowledge and its effect on daytime symptoms, this research will help further identify interventions that are evidence-based with data-grounded results on intervention progression as well as symptom improvement. These studies address the global issues of PTSD, hoping to further expand treatment availability to those coming home from combat, and also looking to discover the best ways to prevent PTSD in the future. Results from this study will lend to the foundation of sleep intervention research on veterans with PTSD, in hopes to aid in symptom relief of veterans who have suffered with the adverse effects of the disorder. Research results will further explore the value of the MRP, aiding in its dissemination for others to learn and practice as a part of their daily routine.