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Resilience and positive mental health in Suriname


- candidate number25676
- NTR NumberNTR6157
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR21-dec-2016
- Secondary IDsBCE16487 MEC TU Twente
- Public TitleResilience and positive mental health in Suriname
- Scientific TitleThe effects of a cultural sensitive resilience program on healthy employees in Paramaribo, Suriname
- ACRONYMSMWRP
- hypothesisThe hypothesis is that a cultural sensitive resilience program significantly increases resilience, positive mental health, work engagement and decrease depression, anxiety, stress and financial distress in the intervention groupd compared to a wait-list control group
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedWorkers, Health
- Inclusion criteriai) participants belong to the age range: 18-60 years;
ii) participants have at least finished secondary school (MULO);
iii) participants have sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language to fill out the questionnaires and read the provided manual;
iv) participants have a full-time employment;
v) participant are willing to follow a 6 week program that consist of one weekly two hour training session, and addition recommended homework exercises during the intervention period;
vi) participants give permission to participate in a research study through a signed informed consent form.
- Exclusion criteriaemployees with a history of medical or psychological problems
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 15-mrt-2017
- planned closingdate15-sep-2017
- Target number of participants154
- InterventionsA cultural sensitive multi component positive psychology program aimed at increasing resilience. Program consists of 6 weekly 2 hour sessions.
- Primary outcomeThe primary outcome measure for this study is resilience. It will be assessed by means of the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA).
- Secondary outcomePositive Mental Health: this construct will measured by the Dutch version of Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) Depression, Anxiety, Stress: these constructs will be measured by the Dutch version of the Depression Anxiety Strests Scale (DASS-21)
Work Engagement: this construct will be measured with the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES), a 17 item scale measuring the dimensions vitality, commitment and absorption
Financial distress: this will be measured with the InCharge
Financial Distress/Financial Well-Being Scale (IFDFW), an 8 item scale that measures financial well-being
Flexibility: this construct will be measured by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II), a seven item questionnaire that measures psychological flexibility
- TimepointsT1: baseline assessment
T2: post test assessment at 6 weeks
T3: follow-up assessment at 24 weeks
- Trial web site
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDrs. Tom Hendriks
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDrs. Tom Hendriks
- Sponsor/Initiator University of Twente, University of Amsterdam (UvA), Anton de Kom University of Suriname
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
University of Amsterdam, Multi Electronic System N.V., Surinaamse Postspaarbank N.V., InterMed Group
- Publications1. Hendriks, T., Cramer, H, Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Sardjo, W., Hassankhan, A., Graafsma, T., Walburg, J., de Jong, J. & Bohlmeijer, E.(2017). Resilience and Positive Mental Health in the Workplace: a study protocol. (2017).

2. Hendriks, T., Cramer, H, Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Sardjo, W., Hassankhan, A., Graafsma, T., Walburg, J., de Jong, J. & Bohlmeijer, E.(2017). Resilience in the Workplace: a positive psychology intervention to increase resilience and positive mental health among workers in Suriname.

3. Hendriks, T., Cramer, H, Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Sardjo, W., Hassankhan, A., Graafsma, T., Walburg, J., de Jong, J. & Bohlmeijer, E.(2017). Psychological flexibility as a mediator in the development of positive mental health

4. Hendriks, T., Cramer, H, Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Sardjo, W., Hassankhan, A., Graafsma, T., Walburg, J., de Jong, J. & Bohlmeijer, E.(2017).Cultural adapation of the Strong Minds Work Resilience program.

5. Hendriks, T., Cramer, H, Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Sardjo, W., Hassankhan, A., Graafsma, T., Walburg, J., de Jong, J. & Bohlmeijer, E.(2017). Cultural adapation of the Strong Minds Work Resilience program
- Brief summaryBackground: Resilience is the capacity to deal with adversity and traumatic events. Research on the effects of resilience training in the workplace is limited and there is no research available from studies in non-Western countries.

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of a cultural adapted multi-component positive psychology program on resilience, positive mental health, anxiety, depression, stress, work engagement, psychological flexibility and financial distress.

Method/Design: A randomized trial will be conducted among employees in Paramaribo, Suriname. Employees will be divided into an intervention group and a waiting list control group. The intervention group will undergo a culturally sensitive resiliency training program consisting of six modules.

Results: The primary outcome will be resilience. Secondary outcomes are positive mental health, depression, anxiety, stress, work engagement, psychological flexibility and financial distress.

Discussion: This study will be the first randomized trial to measure the effects of a resilience training program in non-Western organizations. The program aims at enhancing the skills of employees in Suriname for better coping with the adversities they encounter in their daily lives during an economic crisis.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD21-dec-2016 - 7-feb-2017


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