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Participants

The findings in this chapter are derived from interviews with 40 key informants in DoD and input from our expert working group meeting. Our final interview sample included 30 personnel working in military medical settings across DoD (including medical professionals and sleep experts, as well as health policymakers at multiple levels), nine personnel working in military operational environments (ranging from pilots to brigade commanders and naval ship commanding officers), and one with military training responsibilities. Appendix G provides more detail on our interview recruitment strategy, along with our interview guide and interview protocols. We recorded each 30- to 60-minute phone interview, then transcribed and analyzed the responses. Each interview included questions about the process and barriers to preventing, identifying, and treating sleep problems. Questions then asked about perceived barriers to implementing and enforcing sleep-related policies.

In addition to our phone interviews with key informants, we held a daylong inperson meeting of a broad group of experts. This working group included 31 researchers, uniformed personnel, and clinicians from both the civilian and military sectors. Those invited to participate represented a range of clinical, operational, and policy backgrounds related to sleep. In consultation with DCoE, the research team identified four topics of focus for the meeting and asked each of four groups of experts to share their perspectives on the current practices and barriers and to provide recommendations related to each of the following topics: (1) self-identification of sleep problems, (2) prevention of sleep disorders, (3) best sleep practices and programs in operational or training contexts, and (4) best sleep practices and programs in clinical or medical contexts. The research team took notes during the breakout sessions and then the group reconvened to present their views on each domain's barriers. The large group then discussed recommendations to address those gaps together. Further details about the meeting logistics and the summaries provided are included in Appendix H.

 
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