Se-SaMe-Jeunes (Services et e-Santé Mentale des Jeunes / Services and eHealth for young people’s mental health) is a mixed-methods research project aimed to understand the current digital health use and expectations of students to implement effective digital health strategies addressed to them.
This project was financed by IReSP (Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique-Research Institute in Public Health), call “Services de Santé-Health Services,” 2016.
We collected quantitative data from 507 university students in the city of Bordeaux, France, and are transcribing about 25 semi-structured interviews.
The first article from Se-SaMe-Jeunes has been published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth, and concerns the quantitative face-to-face questionnaire.
We found that university students are largely using the internet for health information seeking, but using less mobile health apps and very few wearable devices. Our data suggest that digital health has the potential for improving health and well-being at the university, especially if digital health interventions take into account students’ profiles, interests, and needs.