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Improvements in Resilience, Stress, and Somatic Symptoms Following Online Resilience Training: A Dose-Response Effect.

Smith, Brad PhD; Shatté, Andrew PhD; Perlman, Adam MD; Siers, Michael MS; Lynch, Wendy D. PhD
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Post Author Corrections: August 17, 2017
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001142
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Objective: To determine if participation in an online resilience program impacts resilience, stress, and somatic symptoms.

Methods: Approximately 600 enrollees in the meQuilibrium resilience program received a series of brief, individually prescribed video, and text training modules in a user-friendly format. Regression models tested how time in the program affected change in resilience from baseline and how changes in resilience affected change in stress and reported symptoms.

Results: A significant dose-response was detected, where increases in the time spent in training corresponded to greater improvements in resilience. Degree of change in resilience predicted the magnitude of reduction in stress and symptoms. Participants with the lowest resilience level at baseline experienced greater improvements.

Conclusion: Interaction with the online resilience training program had a positive effect on resilience, stress, and symptoms in proportion to the time of use.

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