Feasibility Findings from a Pilot Group Randomized Control Trial on the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Program

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Authors
  1. Blackler, K.
  2. Fikretoglu, D.
  3. Aihua, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Background: Conducting Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in military operational and training settings poses special challenges. Thus, it is important to assess the feasibility of RCTs in pilot studies. Objective: A pilot study was completed to assess the feasibility of two related studies: a Group RCT (GRCT) to test the efficacy of the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) mental health education and training program among Anglophone Non-Commissioned Member (NCM) recruits and a parallel non-randomized, uncontrolled pre-post-post study among Francophone NCM recruits. Methods: Eight Anglophone platoons and two Francophone platoons were recruited for the pilot with a total of 536 potential participants. Three data collection sessions took place in week 2, 5, and 9 of Basic Military Qualification (BMQ). At each data collection session participants completed questionnaires assessing their psychological health and resilience as well as their attitudes towards mental health service use. In the efficacy arm of the pilot with Anglophone participants, platoons randomized to the intervention condition received R2MR in week 2 of their BMQ (after the first data collection session); platoons randomized to the control condition received R2MR in week 9 of their BMQ (after the last data collection session). In the effectiveness arm of the pilot with Francophone participants, both platoons received R2MR in week 2 of their BMQ (after the first data collection session). Feasibility issues examined inc

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Keywords
Road to Mental Readiness;mental health education
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-R003 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2018
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
CA045791
CANDIS No
806245
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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