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Correlational findings

Study West et al. (2014): study US 2010

Public:
Physicians, USA, 2010-2012
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 72
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's Label
Intervention to promote well-being
Our Classification
Remarks
Volunteers in both arms of the trial received 1 hour of protected time every other week to allow their participation during the workday in place of clinical activities. Those in the control arm could schedule and use this hour of protected time in any manner they believed was most useful but did not participate in the formal curriculum
Distribution
1: N = 35; 0: N = 37
Operationalization
Participants were randomly assigned to:
1. WELL-BEING INTERVENTION
Participants engaged in a facilitated small-group (8-10 physicians) curriculum administered at 1-hour meetings occurring once every 2 weeks for 9 months, for a total of 19 sessions. Topics addressed during these sessions were organized into modules entitled "self", "patient", and "balance"  and included meaning in work, personal and professional balance, medical mistakes, community, caring for patients, and other topics relevant to the work experiences of practicing physicians.
0. CONTROL = no curriculum.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QL?-?-sq-ol-11-a DM = +/- ns                           T3-T0   T4-T0  T5-T0
Intervention              +0,5    +0,4    +1,5
Control                   +0,8    +0,4    +1,8
-DIFFERENCE               -0,3     0,0    -0,3
O-QL?-?-sq-ol-11-a D%sr = +/- ns                           T3-T0   T4-T0  T5-T0
Intervention               +5%     +4%   +15%
Control                    +8%     +4%   +18%
-DIFFERENCE                -3%      0%   - 3%

Happiness assessed at:
T0 = baseline
T1 = after 3 months intervention
T2 = after 6 months intervention
T3 = at the end of 9 months intervention
T4 = at 3 months follow-up
T5 = at 12 months follow-up