Testing and Evaluation of a Predeployment Stress Inoculation Training Program (PreSTINT)
Technical Report,01 May 2012,30 Apr 2016
Research Triangle Institute Durham United States
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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.