Promoting Health Students’ Well-Being: The Study Protocol of a Quasi-Experimental Intervention Study

Author(s): El Ouazzani, Houria, Bourdaire Christiane, Picard Angélique, Gazaix Lena

Introduction: Several studies identified high prevalence of anxiety, stress, and depression for health students, including paramedic students. For this reason, the health students’ well-being represents a public health issue. To improve this situation, we need to develop interventions at the beginning of health studies. The implementation of occasional and/or regular well-being promotion interventions meets a real need for many of health students.

Objectives of this study: We aim to assess a well-being promotion intervention among paramedic students in Le Havre (France).

Methods and analysis: This is a protocol of monocentric quasiexperimental study designed to assess the impact of the intervention on well-being, resilience, self-esteem, and stress among paramedic students throw validated scales distributed before the intervention and 8 months after. Students’ satisfaction will be assessed through a questionnaire. A first analysis will describe the study population. The comparison of average scores will be performed. The results of satisfaction questionnaire will allow evolving the intervention to best meet the needs of students next year.

Discussion: The scientific publications on this theme will enrich the literature and contribute to the integration of this approach of well-being promotion nationally and internationally. The expected benefits from this study are the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, the improvement of students’ well-being and their awareness of the importance of health promotion in patients’ care.

Ethics and dissemination: The project received ethical approval from the Research Ethics Board of Le Havre Hospital. The results will be disseminated via scientific publications and conference presentations.

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