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STARS Project: Strategies to Assist Navy Recruit Success.


PB2008108712

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Williams, R. A.
Page Count 58
Abstract The purposes of this prospective cluster-randomized intervention trial were to examine stress, depression, cost effectiveness, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) functioning in Navy recruits by comparing divisions that received the BOOT STRAP mental health intervention with divisions that did not have the intervention. The long-term objective was to increase the number of recruits who complete basic training by implementing the intervention to entire divisions. A total of 1,199 recruits participated in the study. The intervention was designed to provide cognitive-behavioral approaches to problem solving, stress management, interpersonal relationships, and team building with a division of recruits. One division was randomly assigned to the intervention or control groups. The recruits completed a battery of questionnaires at the beginning of basic training and at the end. Data were examined using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and mixed models analysis to assess differences between the intervention and control divisions. The intervention group recruits developed significantly higher group cohesion, higher problem-solving coping strategies, higher perceived social support, and reported fewer anger-expression coping strategies than the control group recruits.
Keywords
  • Naval personnel
  • Recruits
  • Training
  • Interventions
  • Nursing
  • Mental disorders
  • Problem solving
  • Stresses
  • Depression
  • Behavior
  • Medical services
  • Questionnaires
  • Performance evaluation
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Corporate Authors Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept., 15 Jul 2001-31 Mar 2006
NTIS Issue Number 200813
STARS Project: Strategies to Assist Navy Recruit Success.
STARS Project: Strategies to Assist Navy Recruit Success.
PB2008108712

  • Naval personnel
  • Recruits
  • Training
  • Interventions
  • Nursing
  • Mental disorders
  • Problem solving
  • Stresses
  • Depression
  • Behavior
  • Medical services
  • Questionnaires
  • Performance evaluation
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
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