Primary Objective: To define what measures of wellbeing in medical students studying in the UK should be used.
Secondary Objective: To define what measures of wellbeing in medical students studying in the UK should be used for.
Primary Endpoint: A consensus opinion on a core outcome set to measure the wellbeing of medical students studying in the UK.
Secondary Endpoint: A consensus opinion on what a core outcome set measuring the wellbeing of medical students studying in the UK should be used for.
Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Simons
Supervisors: Prof David Baldwin and Prof Julia Sinclair
- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- COS for practice
- Delphi process
- Systematic review
The Delphi method of asking a group of experts to respond to questionnaires will be used to obtain a consensus opinion. The questionnaires are informed by a systematic review of wellbeing measures used in medical students.
Experts are defined in this study as “individuals who have been or are involved in the concept, design, organisation, delivery, teaching, audit, governance, policy, guidance, or research, of wellbeing in health and social care professional or medical student wellbeing”.
Experts will be given the summarised results of surveys completed by medical students to help inform their answers.
The 9 point Likert scale will be used in the Delphi Surveys. Where 75% of participants have scored an outcome 1-3, this outcome will be considered of limited importance. Where an outcome is score 4-6 by 75% of participants, an outcome will be considered important, but not critical. When an outcome is scored 7-9 by 75% of participants it will be considered critical.