Accession Number:



CPSP as a Mediator or Resiliency and Coping among Military Healthcare

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 August 2012 31 July 2013

Corporate Author:


Personal Author(s):

Report Date:


Pagination or Media Count:



To update what is currently known about the resiliency, coping, and compassion fatigue of Army and Civilian Nurses, LPNs, and Medics who treat wounded Soldiers and whether these factors can be improved over a sustained period of time. The study was a longitudinal, correlational, cohort, pilot study formulated to examine the impact of CPSP training on resiliency, coping and compassion fatigue over time prior to CPSP training and 30-days post-training in a population of Army and Civilian Nurses, LPNs, and Medics at Womack Army Medical Center WAMC at Fort Bragg, NC. A prospective cohort pilot study was implemented to investigate the long-term effects of resiliency training CPSP on Army and Civilian Nurses, LPNs, and Medics n 93 over two time points at Womack Army Medical Center. Sample A convenience sample of 120 Army and Civilian Nurses, LPNs, and Medics attending CPSP training at WAMC between February 2013 and June 2013 was planned for the study. The sample size sought was 120, factoring in outliers 2 and a 30 attrition rate, obtaining questionnaires from 81 participants. Analysis T-tests and mixed ANOVAs were used to examine the results of the study and significance. Findings CPSP training did not affect resiliency scores on the CD-RISC or coping scores as measured by the WCQ. CPSP was significant in reducing burnout as measured by the ProQOL questionnaire, leading to decreased compassion fatigue. Based on the results of this study, CPSP training was effective in reducing burnout, which leads to decreased compassion fatigue in a group of Army Nurses and Civilian, LPNs, and Medics. Implications for Military Nursing The results of this study suggest CPSP is effective at reducing the level of burnout experienced by Army and Civilian Nurses, LPNs, and Medics. Coping skills and resiliency levels do not appear affected by CPSP training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement: