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Resilience and stress management program helps healthcare workers | Health

THURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) program for healthcare workers and staff is feasible, acceptable and associated with better outcomes, according to a study published online on Open JAMA Network.

Joyce P. Yi-Frazier, Ph.D., of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and colleagues evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary results of a skills-based coaching program designed to reduce stress and strengthen resilience among 132 hospital health workers and staff. The program included six weekly one-hour group sessions with seven weeks of follow-up.

Researchers found that 91% of participants completed the program and 88% said they were satisfied. Participants indicated that they wanted more PRISM with longer or additional sessions. Following the program, improvements were seen in participant-reported resilience, stress, anxiety, and burnout.

“The PRISM at Work program was designed to help healthcare workers and hospital staff manage stress and improve resilience through a hands-on skills-based coaching program. In this pilot cohort study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, we found that PRISM at Work was feasible and acceptable among those who agreed to participate,” the authors write. “Our data also suggest that receiving PRISM was associated with increased perceptions of resilience and reduced feelings of anxiety, stress and burnout between pre-program and post-program assessments.”