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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2054-7668
  • E-ISSN: 2054-7676

Abstract

H.E.R.O. (Helping Essential workers Reclaim roles Online) Unmasking was a virtual drama therapy protocol designed to support frontline healthcare workers (re)connect to part of their humanity overshadowed by the role of the Healthcare Hero during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intervention, grounded in Role Theory, sought to provide immediate relief and meaning making through embodied storytelling. This pilot study utilized a quasi-experimental mixed methods design to measure the effect of the protocol. The Integration of Stressful Life Experiences Scale-Short Form was implemented. A dependent -test did not yield statistical significance from pre-test (17.26) to post-test (20.47), although a medium effect size (0.64) was found. Post-test scores suggested that participants demonstrated more adaptive meaning making after the workshop. A small sample size ( = 19) likely impacted the ability to find statistical significance. Qualitative results produced prominent themes of transformation, connection and joy. Clinical implications and future directions are discussed.

Resumen

H.E.R.O. El desenmascaramiento fue un protocolo de dramaterapia virtual diseñado para ayudar a los trabajadores de la salud de primera línea a (re)conectarse con partes de la humanidad eclipsadas por el papel de héroe de la atención de la salud durante la pandemia de COVID-19. La intervención, basada en la teoría de los roles, buscó brindar alivio inmediato y creación de significado a través de la narración encarnada. Este estudio piloto utilizó un diseño de métodos mixtos cuasiexperimentales para medir el efecto del protocolo. Se implementó la Escala de Integración de Experiencias de Vida Estresantes-Forma Corta (ISLES-SF). Una prueba t dependiente no arrojó significación estadística desde la prueba previa (17.26) hasta la prueba posterior (20.47), aunque se encontró un tamaño de efecto medio (0.64). Las puntuaciones posteriores a la prueba sugirieron que los participantes demostraron una creación de significado más adaptativa después del taller. Un tamaño de muestra pequeño ( = 19) probablemente afectó la capacidad de encontrar significación estadística. Los resultados cualitativos produjeron temas prominentes de transformación, conexión y alegría. Se discuten las implicaciones clínicas y las direcciones futuras.

Résumé

H.E.R.O. Démasquer était un protocole de drama thérapie virtuel conçu pour aider les travailleurs de la santé de première ligne à se (re)connecter à des parties de l’humanité éclipsées par le rôle du héros de la santé pendant la pandémie de COVID-19. L’intervention, fondée sur la théorie des rôles, visait à apporter un soulagement immédiat et à donner du sens grâce à la narration incarnée. Cette étude pilote a utilisé une conception de méthodes mixtes quasi-expérimentales pour mesurer l’effet du protocole. Le questionnaire Integration of Stressful Life Experiences Scale-Short Form (ISLES-SF) a été mis en œuvre. Un dépendant n’a pas donné de signification statistique du pré-test (17.26) au post-test (20.47), bien qu’une taille d’effet moyenne (0.64) ait été trouvée. Les résultats du post-test suggèrent que les participants ont démontré une recherche de sens plus adaptative après l’atelier. Une petite taille d’échantillon ( = 19) a probablement eu un impact sur la capacité à trouver une signification statistique. Les résultats qualitatifs ont produit des thèmes importants de transformation, de connexion et de joie. Les implications cliniques et les orientations futures sont discutées.

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