RCT Resilience Intervention vs Psychoeducation Emergency Workers

Published: 13 October 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/y7283fkdtb.1
Jennifer Wild


These data were collected as part of a randomised controlled trial, which compared the effectiveness of a tertiary service resilience intervention to psychoeducation for improving psychological outcomes among emergency workers. A total of N=430 emergency workers took part and were randomised to receive the tertiary service resilience intervention or psychoeducation on a 3:1 basis. We hypothesised that the resilience intervention would be more effective than psychoeducation for improving resilience, wellbeing, self-efficacy, and social capital, as well as for improving emergency workers’ confidence to manage their mental health and reduce days off work due to illness. Participants completed self-report measures at baseline, post-intervention and at 3 month follow-up. Linear Mixed-Effects Models did not show a significant difference between the interventions, at the post-intervention or follow-up time points, on any outcome measure.