Can we learn to manage stress?

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Référence : ISRCTN13709272

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Background and study aims: University students make up a category of people who are particularly vulnerable to stress. They are prone to having stress-related issues such as anxiety, depression, eating problems, consumption of psychoactive substances, and sleep disorders. These rates are higher in terms of mental health problems than declared in the general population. Online application studies in this field are being developed to treat several problems, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, post traumatic stress, social phobia and behavioural problems. Stress management is one of the applications that has been suggested to help diverse population groups. The aim of this study is to test the efficiency of an online stress management program on university students. Who can participate? French university students aged between 18 and 30 who have access to the internet. What does the study involve? Participants are randomly allocated into one of the two groups. Those in the first group receive the online stress management program. Participants are invited to visit the website once a week and to spend at least 20 minutes on it for four weeks. They could visit the page for longer or more frequently if they wished. Those in the second groups continue as normal for the duration of the study. Participants in both groups complete a number of questionnaires to measure their stress levels and mental health at the start of the study and one week after the end of the program and after three months. What are the possible benefits and risks of participating? Participants may benefit from improvement in levels of self-esteem and perceived stress. There are no notable risks involved with participating. Where is the study run from? Université Paris Nanterre (France) When is study starting and how long is it expected to run for? November 2015 to June 2016 Who is funding the study? Scientific Interest Group "Jeu et société" (France) Who is the main contact? Dalia Saleh

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  • Stress