Since its inception, SelfCare for HealthCare has nurtured and inspired thousands of lives. Data from our surveys proves the year-long program improves morale, reduces stress and burnout, boosts recruitment, decreases turnover, and increases engagement.

This year we completed a scientific research project with the Social Science Lab at the University of Northern Colorado to further validate our results. Now we have evidence-based data proving all of the above! I’m excited to share these amazing results and offer the program’s healing to all healthcare givers!

“At the Social Research Lab we do a large number of projects, and I can honestly say that SelfCare for HealthCare is one of the most rigorously tested and impactful programs we’ve come across. The results are robust and statistically significant in ways that are incredibly important for any hospital.”

Josh Packard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Executive Director, Social Research Lab
University of Northern Colorado

SelfCare for HealthCare Research Data Points Synopsis

  • Finding-Workplace Engagement

    • Participants’ agreed 21% more that their organization has a formal team engagement plan for employees that measures mind, body, and spirit balance, post-test.
    • Participants agreed 16% more that their employer has an established self-care/stress-free space for employees to relax and decompress, post-test.
    • Participants agreed 16% more that they are proud to work for this organization, post test.
    • Participants agreed 12% more that they are appreciated by hospital leadership, post test.
  • Finding-Workplace Support and Retention

    • Participants agreed 13% more that they would recommend this organization as a good place to work, post-test.
    • Participants agreed 14% more that their organization has a healthy workplace culture, post-test.
  • Finding-Work-Life Balance

    • Participants agreed 13% more that they make sure they take breaks to maintain strength and energy when working hard, post test.
    • Participants agreed 11% more that they are careful to ensure that work does not dominate their personal life, post-test.
  • Finding-Identifying Stress and Healthy Habits

    • Participants were 11% more often to breathe slow and deep 3-4 times per day, as well as in times of stress, post-test.
  • Finding-Identifying Resiliency and Positivity

    • Participants were 11% more satisfied with the balance between my work and home life.
    • 7 out of the 10 statements are statistically significant, indicating that participants had higher growth in resiliency and positivity from the pre-testing to the post-testing stage. Specifically, participants saw a positive shift from pre- to post-test with repeating positive affirmations, forgiveness, meditation, setting priorities, time management, decision making, and overall work-life balance.

Summary of Data:

  • Identifying stress and creating healthy habits had the highest amount of positive growth.
  • A positive shift from pre- to post-test with repeating positive affirmations, forgiveness, meditation, setting priorities, time management, decision making, and overall work-life balance.
  • A higher growth in resiliency and positivity.
  • A positive impact on participants, specifically with identifying stress, building healthy habits, creating resiliency and positivity
  • Participants had significant improvement with self-care after participating in the SelfCare for HealthCare program. Furthermore, non-program participants from the experiment hospital also had statistically significant growth, potentially from a transference effect
  • A main finding that emerged from the pre- and post-test evaluation was a positive shift in workplace engagement
  • Participants were able to identify life stressors and create healthy strategies, eat 3 meals a day, drink 5-6 glasses of water, get 7-8 hours of sleep, exercise, and practice meditative routines at higher rates
  • Participants saw a positive shift with repeating positive affirmations, forgiveness, meditation, setting priorities, time management, decision making, and overall work-life balance.

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