Task A Multi-Media, Computer-Based, Self-Directed, Autonomous, Stress and Anxiety-Management Countermeasure (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Self-help stress/anxiety/affect
Responsible HRP Element: Behavioral Health and Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
  1. To develop a self-directed, autonomous, interactive multimedia program to train astronauts how to recognize, assess, detect, prevent, and manage stress and anxiety on extended spaceflights. The countermeasure would be principally used in pre-flight training, with booster sessions or interventions available on orbit as needed. In this model of implementation, the skills learned prior to a mission would help to inoculate fliers to severe stress reactions thereby enhancing flight-task performance and crew health, safety and efficiency. The countermeasure will use empirically-supported stress and anxiety management strategies delivered by interactive media in the NSBRI-supported Virtual Space Station suite of psychosocial support programs.
  2. To evaluate the efficacy of the program with a sample of Navy Pilots (who are similar to astronauts) in a randomized controlled trial. The final product will be a computer-based stress management program that could be used both by flight crews and ground personnel when needed both during training and missions.
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