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    PICO Question: Active Duty Soldiers and Sleep Disorders

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    My proposed clinical question is: Do active duty soldiers receiving sleep hygiene screening and follow resources from nurses in military primary care clinics experience improved sleep quality and duration?

    What I envision is that during the intake for a primary care appointment the nurse ask the patient about the duration and quality of their sleep. If it is less than 6 hours and non-continuous then they are referred to a sleep class and provided resources to make improvements.

    Whether it is due to a sleep disorder or erratic sleep schedule, being excessively sleepy can affect not only how you feel and function but also your overall health and safety.

    Can you help refine this?

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    The PICO Question can be broken down into the following components:

    P: Patient or Problem
    I: Intervention
    C: Comparison
    O: Outcome

    For the P, you should not just talk about the patient, but also discuss their problem (i.e.. poor quality and duration of sleep). So, the P may be "Active duty soldiers with poor quality and duration of sleep at the initial primary care ...

    Solution Summary

    Active duty soldiers and sleep disorders are examined for PICO. Whether sleep disorders or erratic sleep schedules can affect functions and your overall health and safety.