Innovative and Transdisciplinary Observation Program for the Quality of Life of Health Students

2019-10-04 08:31:43 | BioPortfolio


Scientific context: Students' quality of life reflects the general health of students, in connection with the studies themselves, but also with physical, biological, social, cultural, and psychological determinants. Indeed, students are young adults exposed to a complex period composed of transitions in different spheres of their life: housing, domestic tasks, social learning, lifestyle choices, etc. In addition to this, students in medical and health sciences have to face with stress due to a demanding training and exposure to the hospital world. According to the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), health professionals in activity or in training are identified as a "population at risk historically identified."

The studies on stress and psychological disorders, in medical students, are considerably documented on the international level and the incidence of various psychic problems (depressive state, suicidal ideas ...) and behavioural (food behaviours, addictive behaviours ...) has been shown to be predominant in this population. However, no studies have been conducted on aspects like self-esteem, self-efficacy and extracurricular activities. In this sense, it may be interesting to match quality of life of health students in Lyon compared to the results of the other studies carried out in France, and to have a global approach of the factors influencing quality of life, with identification of factors that are potentially harmful, but also beneficial to the global health. This study will also compare the results according to the different health sectors such as medicine, pharmacy, maieutic, odontology, and sciences of rehabilitation.

Research hypothesis: the study hypothesis is that description of the quality of life and, self-efficacy, self-esteem, nutrition, anxiety, physical activity, sleep quality, and addiction parameters in health student will better characterize student's issues in order to propose an appropriate intervention to improve their global health.

The study is an observational, cross sectional and monocentric study conducted among the population of students of the Lyon 1 University in the health science field on a 9 months period.

Study Design




Answer to standardized questionnaires in quality of life, health, lifestyle and behaviors


University Health Department Lyon


Not yet recruiting


Hospices Civils de Lyon

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