Journal article

Resilience on the Run: an evaluation of a well-being programme for medical interns

Malcolm Forbes, Lisa Byrom, Ira van der Steenstraten, Alex Markwell, Holly Bretherton, Margaret Kay

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Junior doctors experience high rates of psychological distress and burnout. System-level interventions are one strategy to reduce psychological distress in junior doctors. Unfortunately, few of these interventions have been evaluated. AIM: To evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of a resilience and well-being programme designed for junior doctors. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 24 medical interns at a teaching hospital in regional Queensland with a control group of 29 medical interns at a second teaching hospital in regional Queensland. Survey instruments to assess psychological distress, the ProQOL and K10, were completed at baseline, at the completion of the wel..

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