Task Self-Guided Multimedia Stress Management and Resilience Training
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: SMART-OP MOD
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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Aim 1: To evaluate the effectiveness, usefulness, and usability of SMART-OP with a sample of flight controllers at Johnson Space Center in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) by comparing SMART-OP to an attention control group (AC). This population will evaluate the program’s use with an analogous sample to astronauts.

Aim 2: Provide feedback to SFRM and MOD based on data from the RCT and suggest modifications and implementation strategies of SMART-OP for use with astronauts.

Exploratory Analyses: To examine responses to an acute stressor (Mental Arithmetic Task and Mirror Tracing task), saliva samples will be collected and assessed for biomarkers of stress (cortisol and α amylase) as well as neuropsychological performance. To examine chronic stress responses, we will analyze 24-hour heart rate and urinary cortisol data. Main statistical analyses will be repeated measure ANOVAs (Time x Condition).