Les plaintes relatives à la santé mentale sont fréquentes chez les travailleurs de la santé. Un module de santé mentale de la surveillance de la santé des travailleurs (WHS-MH) s’est avéré efficace pour améliorer le fonctionnement du travail des infirmières, bien qu’il ne soit pas mis en œuvre régulièrement. Cette étude avait pour but d’évaluer l’effet de la formation sur les connaissances, l’auto-efficacité et la motivation à mettre en œuvre le WHS-MH, et d’évaluer la satisfaction des participants à l’égard de la formation.
Mental health complaints occur frequently among healthcare workers. A workers’ health surveillance mental health module (WHS-MH) was found to be effective in improving work functioning of nurses, although not implemented regularly. Therefore, training for occupational physicians and nurses to facilitate the implementation of WHS-MH was developed and evaluated.This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of training on knowledge, self-efficacy and motivation to implement WHS-MH, and to evaluate participants’ satisfaction with the training.Three-hour training was held among 49 occupational physicians and nurses in the Netherlands. Effect on knowledge, self-efficacy and motivation was assessed using knowledge tests and questionnaires before and immediately after the training. Satisfaction with the training was measured using questionnaires after the training.A mean knowledge test score of 5.3 (SD = 1.6) was found before training, which did not significantly increase after training (M = 5.6, SD = 1.8). In total, 43% agreed or strongly agreed to have sufficient skills to implement WHS-MH, which significantly increased to 78% after the training. Furthermore, 87% agreed or strongly agreed to be motivated to initiate WHS, which significantly increased to 94% after the training. The majority of participants were satisfied with the training.Training may enhance the implementation of the WHS-MH through increasing self-efficacy and motivation. However, no effect on level of knowledge to implement WHS-MH was found.