Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program Research

Masters and PhD Thesis Using the SMART Program: Completed:

  1. Gullickson A.M. Attention and Interpretation Training in a Community-Based Mental Health Agency. Masters in Social Work Clinical Research Committee, Saint Catherine University/University of Saint Thomas School of Social Work, 2011.
  2. West R. R. Brief mindfulness skills training intervention among low SES workers. PhD Thesis, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011.
  3. Voigt B. The Impact of Attention and Interpretation Therapy (AIT) on the Practitioner: Beneficial for Helping Professionals? Master’s thesis, St. Catherine University 2013.
  4. Chesak S. Attention and Interpretation Therapy Among Newly Hired Nurses. PhD Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  5. Sharma V., M.D. SMART Program for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Masters in Clinical Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Completed and Published Manuscripts:

  1. Sood A, Prasad K, Schroeder D, Varkey P. Stress management and resilience training among Department of Medicine faculty: a pilot randomized clinical trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug;26(8):858–61.
  2. Loprinzi CE, Prasad K, Schroeder DR, Sood A. Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) program to decrease stress and enhance resilience among breast cancer survivors: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Clin Breast Cancer. 2011 Dec;11(6):364–8.
  3. Prasad K, Wahner-Roedler DL, Cha SS, Sood A. Effect of a single-session meditation training to reduce stress and improve quality of life among health care professionals: a “dose-ranging” feasibility study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 May-Jun;17(3):46–9.
  4. Sharma V, Sood A, Prasad K, Loehrer L, Schroeder D, Brent B. Bibliotherapy to decrease stress and anxiety and increase resilience and mindfulness: a pilot
    trial. Explore (NY). 2014 Jul-Aug;10(4):248–52.
  5. Stress Sood A, Sharma V, Schroeder DR, Gorman B. Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program among Department of Radiology faculty: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Explore (NY). 2014 Nov-Dec;10(6):358–63.
  6. Chesak S, Bhagra A, Schroeder D, Foy D, Cutshall S, Sood A. Enhancing Resilience Among New Nurses: Feasibility and Efficacy of a Pilot Intervention. The Ochsner Journal. 2015.

Abstracts / Posters:

  1. Gullickson A. M., Graham M. A., Amundson K.A., Smyth K. T., Sood A. A Mindfulness and Neuroscience Based Intervention: Stress Management and Resilience in the Workplace. Poster session at the meeting of the International Symposia of Contemplative Studies, Denver, Colorado, April 2012.
  2. West R., Lauver D., Sood A. Mindfulness skills training for stress management among low socioeconomic workers. Midwest Nursing Research Society 36th Annual Research Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April, 2012.
  3. Sood A. Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) Program to Decrease Stress and Enhance Resilience Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Trial. 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland, Oregon, May 15–18, 2012.
  4. Sood A. Stress Management and Resilience Training among Department of Medicine Faculty: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland, Oregon, May 15–18, 2012.
  5. Sharma V, Sood A. Self Help Intervention to Decrease Stress and Increase Mindfulness: A Pilot Trial. 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland, Oregon, May 15–18, 2012.
  6. West, R. R., Lauver, D.R., & Sood A. Enhancing study recruitment and retention among community-based low socioeconomic workers. 19th National Evidence-based Practice Conference, Iowa, City, IA, May 3–4, 2012.
  7. Chesak S., Foy D., Cutshall S., Sood A. A Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program for Newly Hired Nurses. 2012 AHNA Annual Conference. Snowbird, UT, June 2012.
  8. West, R, Lauver, D, Sood A. Strategies to improve recruitment and retention among a sample of low socioeconomic workers. Midwest Nursing Research Society 36th Annual Research Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April 12–15, 2012.
  9. Chesak, S, Sood, A, Morin, K, Cutshall, S, Douglas, KV, Ridgeway, J. Integration of A Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program in a Nurse Residency

    Program: A Feasibility Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 2014, 20(5): A101-A101. doi:10.1089/acm.2014.5267. Published in Volume: 20
    Issue 5: May 7, 2014
    http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/acm.2014.5267.abstract

Published Books:

  1. Train Your Brain Engage Your Heart Transform Your Life: A Course in Attention and Interpretation Therapy. Sood, A
  2. Attention and Interpretation Therapy: A Personal Workbook. Sood, A
  3. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living. Sood, A

Upcoming Book:

  1. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness. Sood, A

Manuscripts in Preparation:

  1. Sood A, Sharma V, Schroeder D, Gorman B. Stress management and resilience training (SMART) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  2. Sood A, Fuehrer D, Schroeder D. Attention and Interpretation Therapy: Outcomes of Train the Trainer program.
  3. Wernenberg B, Clark M, Berkland B, Friend, K, Jenkins S, Sood A. Stress management and resilience training (SMART) for Mayo Clinic Employees.
  4. Khan Z, Jensen J, Sood A. Stress management and resilience training (SMART) for couples undergoing IVF.
  5. Chesak S, Cutshall S, Schroeder D, Sood A. Stress management and resilience training (SMART) for nurses: A one-year follow up.
  6. Steinkraus L, Sood A. Integration of Stress management and resilience training (SMART) program among medical students: A pilot study.
  7. Magtiby D, Sood A. Online Stress management and resilience training (SMART) program for transplant care nurses.

Ongoing Studies:

  1. SMART through Skype to patients with breast cancer (Ghosh K., Fuehrer D.)
  2. SMART/AIT for Employees at DAHLC (Clark M.)
  3. SMART/AIT MSHS Course Outcomes (Fuehrer D.)
  4. SMART for Transplant Caregivers (Arizona) (Stonnington C.)
  5. SMART for New Nurses (Chesak S.)
  6. SMART for Transplant patients (Jowsey S.)
  7. SMART for weight loss in adults and children (Kumar S.)
  8. SMART for Mayo Medical Students
  9. SMART for Public School teachers in Rochester and Austin, MN.
  10. SMART to enhance resiliency among patients undergoing abdominal hernia surgery.

Education:

  1. Taught the program to approximately 150,000 learners so far
  2. 150 presentations per year
  3. Program now incorporated as curriculum for Mayo Medical School Students
  4. Regional reach through Mayo Health System, Community trainers
  5. Transform / AIT Course: 400 completed so far
  6. Mayo CME Course in Wisconsin Dells (July 2015)
  7. Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Pioneer Lecture – February 2015
  8. TEDx Talk by Dr. Sood at University of Northern Iowa – March 2015

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