CPSP a a Mediator of Resiliency and Coping Among Military Health Care Personnel
Name: Christopher Weidlich
Organization: University of Miami
Performance Site: University of Miami, FL ; Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC
Year Published: 2012
Abstract Status: Final
The purpose of this pilot study is to examine the impact of Care Provider Support Program (CPSP), previously known as PRT, on resiliency, coping skills, and compassion fatigue and explore the relationship between these factors within a population of Active Duty Army Nurses, LPNs, and Medics. This study is innovative in that it is one of the first quantitative studies developed to examine the Army’s CPSP training to determine its effect on the resiliency, coping skills, and compassion fatigue of Army Nurses, LPNs and Medics. By using measures with good psychometric properties, this study will be implemented for the purpose of examining the longer-term effects of resiliency training on resilience, coping, and compassion fatigue.
Specific Aim 1: Examine the impact of the CPSP training on resiliency, coping, and compassion fatigue in a sample of Army Nurses, LPNs, and Medics.
Hypothesis 1a: Resiliency will significantly increase as measured by the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) from just prior to receiving CPSP training to 30-days post-CPSP training.
Hypothesis 1b: Coping levels will significantly increase as measured by the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) from just prior to receiving CPSP training to 30-days post-CPSP training.
Hypothesis 1c: Compassion fatigue as measured by Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) scale will decrease from just prior to receiving CPSP training to 30-Days post CPSP training.
Specific Aim 2: Explore the relationship among resiliency, coping, and compassion fatigue.
CPSP training is designed to enhance a healthcare provider’s ability to manage psychological stress; however there is little research as to the effectiveness. This proposed pilot study is timely and relevant as this can serve as a foundation for future research within the AMEDD. The short-term outcome of this project is to examine the relationship between resiliency and coping among Army Nurses using a theoretically driven model and to examine the post-CPSP training change in coping and resiliency. Longer-term outcomes may enhance current programs and interventions to promote resiliency among Army Nurses. The results of the study may be transferrable to other healthcare providers throughout the AMEDD by maintaining a fit and ready force and providing care for the caregiver by improving resiliency, coping skills, and inevitably improved patient care.
Final Report is available on NTRL: https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/dashboard/searchResults/titleDetail/PB2013110...