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dc.contributor.advisorShattuck, Lawrence G.
dc.contributor.advisorPaulo, Eugene
dc.contributor.authorBell, Bridgette R.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:23Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:23Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34626
dc.description.abstractA Human Systems Integration (HSI) analysis of the Army Suicide Prevention Program (ASPP) was conducted to gain feedback from soldiers and leaders. The scope of this study limited analysis to the prevention activities associated with the ASPP system. A retrospective analysis of Army suicide statistics from 20082011 was conducted prior to data collection. During 24 in-person interviews, soldiers assessed the importance of the four user needs, the usefulness of the systems interfaces, and overall effectiveness of the system. The research team drew conclusions about two of the four research questions. The study determined there were mismatches between the needs of the users and the system resources and concluded the stigma associated with seeking help is a hindrance to help-seeking behaviors. The system mismatches were translated into four system gaps and eight recommendations. The diversity and feedback of the participants was noteworthy and provided vital insight into the suicide issue within the military and the Armys effort to address the problem. Recommendations for future research are: including poor sleep quality as a risk factor for suicide, including self-awareness as a protective factor for suicide, implementing more evidence-based approaches to care, and leveraging lessons learned from college-based suicide prevention.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ahumsystemsinteg1094534626
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA Human Systems Integration analysis of the Army suicide prevention programen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKennedy, Quinn
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorArmyen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicideen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide preventionen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy risk reductionen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy Suicide Prevention Programen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary suicideen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide rateen_US
dc.subject.authorHealth Promotion Risk Reduction Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.subject.authorresilienceen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy Resilience Programen_US
dc.subject.authorComprehensive Soldier Fitnessen_US
dc.subject.authorcombat stressen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman Systems Integrationen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy Public Healthen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide prevention trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide researchen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide prevention researchen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide prevention programen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy population-baseden_US
dc.subject.authorArmy public health researchen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Human Systems integrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineHuman Systems Integrationen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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