Assessing the efficacy and acceptability of an internet-delivered intervention for resilience among college students: A pilot randomised control trial protocol.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Enrique, A., Mooney, O., Salamanca-Sanabria, A., Lee, C.T., Farrell, S., Richards, D., Assessing the efficacy and acceptability of an internet-delivered intervention for resilience among college students: A pilot randomised control trial protocol., Internet Interventions, 15, 2019, 1 - 7
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Background: Exposure to new stressors places college students at increased risk for developing mental health problems. Preventive interventions aimed at enhancing resilience have the potential to improve mental health and well-being in college students and internet-delivery may improve access to these interventions. However, few studies have evaluated the efficacy of online interventions for resilience in college students. The present study seeks to assess the feasibility [initial efficacy and acceptability] of a newly developed internet-delivered intervention for resilience provided with human or automated support, in a sample of college students. Method: A pilot randomised controlled trial including three groups: 1) an intervention group with human support; 2) an intervention group with automated support; and 3) a waiting list control group. The intervention, Space for Resilience, is based on positive psychology and consists of seven modules, delivered over a period of eight weeks. Primary outcomes measures will include the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) and the Pemberton Happiness Index (PHI). Secondary outcomes measures will include the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS), the Patient Health Questionnaire – 4 items (PHQ-4), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the Perceived Stress Scale – 4 items (PSS-4). Acceptability will be examined using the Satisfaction with Treatment (SAT) questionnaire. Analysis will be conducted on an intention-to-treat basis. Discussion: The study seeks to establish the initial efficacy and acceptability of an internet-delivered intervention for resilience with human support and automated support. Apart from determining the impact of the intervention on acceptability and effectiveness, this study will be a first to explore more clearly the relative benefits of different support modes.
Author: Richards, Derek
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Internet Interventions
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Keywords:Automated support, College students, Human support, Internet-delivered treatment, Positive psychology, Resilience, Well-being