Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
05/02/2016
Date assigned
08/02/2016
Last edited
08/02/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
The aim of this study is to evaluate resilience training for emergency workers. The group-based intervention has been developed by the national mental health charity, Mind. We will compare Mind’s group-based resilience intervention for emergency personnel with the same intervention delivered with one online top-up training session.

Who can participate?
Student paramedics who do not have post-traumatic stress disorder or depression

What does the study involve?
Participants are randomly allocated to receive either Mind’s resilience intervention or Mind's resilience intervention plus a new internet-based top-up session. The two groups' resilience and use of psychological coping strategies are then compared.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
Participation in the study could lead to participants' resilience being improved. Participation will also guide improvements to future resilience interventions. There are no risks associated with taking part.

Where is the study run from?
University of Brighton and Oxford-Brookes University (UK)

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
January 2016 to October 2016

Who is funding the study?
Mind, the mental health charity (UK)

Who is the main contact?
Dr Jennifer Wild
jennifer.wild@psy.ox.ac.uk

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Jennifer Wild

ORCID ID

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5463-1711

Contact details

Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
Oxford
OX1 3UD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)186 561 8612
jennifer.wild@psy.ox.ac.uk

Type

Public

Additional contact

Ms Shama El-Salahi

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
Oxford
OX1 3UD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)186 561 8614
shama.el-salahi@psy.ox.ac.uk

Type

Public

Additional contact

Ms Michelle Degli Esposti

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
Oxford
OX13UD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)186 561 8614
michelle.degliesposti@psy.ox.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

01/02/16/V1

Study information

Scientific title

An evaluation of resilience interventions for emergency workers: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. The format of group and top-up internet-based resilience training is effective.
2. Participants receiving the group plus internet-based resilience training will demonstrate less use of rumination as a strategy in response to an experimental task at follow-up.

Ethics approval

University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, 07/12/2015, ref: MS-IDREC-C1-2015-059

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

https://az1.qualtrics.com/ControlPanel/File.php?F=F_2uhCSzZDHcZUxkV.

Condition

Resilience and psychological coping strategies

Intervention

Participants will be randomly allocated to one of the following:
1. Six sessions of standard group-based resilience training
2. Six sessions of standard group-based resilience training plus a one hour internet-based top-up training

The total duration of follow-up is 6 months.

Intervention type

Behavioural

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Measured at baseline, post-intervention, and at follow-up (6 months):
1. Resilience (Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale [CD-RISC])
2. Rumination (Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire [PTQ] and Rumination Response Scale [RRS])

Secondary outcome measures

Measured at baseline, post-intervention, and at follow-up (6 months):
1. Days off work
2. Psychological coping strategies (Responses to Intrusions Questionnaire [RIQ])

Overall trial start date

15/01/2016

Overall trial end date

31/10/2016

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Student paramedics who do not have posttraumatic stress disorder or depression

Participant type

Healthy volunteer

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

50

Participant exclusion criteria

Student paramedics who are suffering from PTSD or major depression

Recruitment start date

15/01/2016

Recruitment end date

12/02/2016

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Brighton
BN1 9PH
United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Oxford-Brookes University
OX3 0BP
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Oxford (UK)

Sponsor details

University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford
OX12JD
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Mind, national mental health charity (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

We plan to publish the results in a peer-reviewed journal.

Intention to publish date

01/01/2017

Participant level data

Available on request

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes