Reduction of Burnout in Mental Health Care Providers Using the Provider Resilience Mobile Application
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This pilot study examined the usability, acceptability, and effectiveness of a free Provider Resilience (PR) mobile application (app) designed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology to reduce provider burnout. Outpatient mental health providers (N = 30) used the PR app for 1 month. Participants rated the PR app on the System Usability Scale with an overall score of 79.7, which is in the top quartile for usability. Results of paired sample t tests on the Professional Quality of Life Scale indicated significant decreases on the Burnout (t = 3.65, p < .001) and Compassion Fatigue (t = 4.54, p < .001) subscales. The Provider Resilience app shows promise in reducing burnout and compassion fatigue in mental health care providers.
KeywordsBurnout Employee health Mobile applications
The authors wish to thank John Lapinski, Laurie Maus, and all the providers who gave of their valuable time to participate in this study.
Support for this study was provided by the National Center for PTSD.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in the study.
Research Involving Human Participants
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
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