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Table 2 Contents of the web-based stress management training (SMT)

From: Facilitating stress prevention in micro and small-sized enterprises: protocol for a mixed method study to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation process of targeted web-based interventions

Sessiona Intervention content
1 Psychoeducation on stress and coping competencies
Enhancement of pleasant activities
2 Problem-solving I – identifying and differentiating solvable and unsolvable problems; developing an initial problem-solving plan
Information and exercises on selected topics, which users can self-selectb
3 Problem-solving II – self-evaluating the problem-solving plan; adapting or developing a new problem-solving plan
Information and exercises on selected topics, which users can self-selectb
4 Emotion regulation I – progressive muscle relaxation
Information and exercises on self-selected topicsb
5 Emotion regulation II – acceptance and tolerance of (negative) emotions
Information and exercises on self-selected topicsb
6 Emotion regulation III – effective self-support in times of stress
Information and exercises on self-selected topicsb
7 Developing a stress-coping plan for the future
  1. Note: a each session lasts approximately 45 to 90 min; b optional exercises will cover the topics of time management, rumination and worrying, psychological detachment from work, sleep hygiene, the rhythm and regularity of sleeping habits, nutrition and exercise, organization of breaks during work, and social support