Accession Number:

AD1024710

Title:

Testing and Evaluation of a Predeployment Stress Inoculation Training Program (PreSTINT)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 May 2012,30 Apr 2016

Corporate Author:

Research Triangle Institute Durham United States

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Report Date:

2016-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

210.0

Abstract:

This study tested and evaluated a group-based predeployment stress inoculation training PreSTINT program designed to help deploying personnel better cope with combat-related stressors and mitigate the negative behavioral effects of trauma exposure. Army personnel undergoing a regular predeployment combat training regimen were randomized into experimental and control groups by platoon. Experimental groups received battle breathing skills training and control groups received a stress management lecture. Phase 1 of the study included a pilot test of the acceptability and ability of the training materials to reduce physiological arousal, including heart rate variability, in response to the multisensory stressor environment MSE.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE