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How do Patients, Nurses and Physicians Perceive Negative Postoperative Events?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00785096
First received: November 4, 2008
Last updated: May 18, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess how patients, nurses and physicians perceive negative events following surgical procedures.


Condition Intervention
Healthy
Other: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Perception of Surgical Complications - Agreements Among Patients, Nurses and Physicians

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess how patients, nurses and physicians perceive negative events following surgical procedures [ Time Frame: August 2008- December 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Association to the Clavien Dindo Classification [ Time Frame: August 2008 - December 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 615
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients
Patients who admit for a minor or major surgical intervention
Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire, complications, grading severity, visual analog scale
Nurses
Medical staff of the University Hospital of Zurich
Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire, complications, grading severity, visual analog scale
Physicians
Medical staff of the University Hospital of Zurich and other institutions
Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire, complications, grading severity, visual analog scale

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who will admit for a minor or major surgical procedure Nurses from the University Hospital of Zurich Different physicians of the University Hospital of Zurich (surgeons, anesthesia, urologist ans ICU-care specialists)and other institutions.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: ≥ 18 years
  • Capacity to act and no legal guardian
  • Patients with any underlying disease admitted to the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich with planned minor or major visceral surgery
  • German language as daily language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cognitive difficulties and diseases, which may yield unreliable answers
  • Patients unable to read and write
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00785096

Locations
Switzerland
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: med. pract. Ksenija Slankamenac, Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery of University Hospital of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00785096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 30-2008
Study First Received: November 4, 2008
Last Updated: May 18, 2011
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
Perception, surgical complications, patients, nurses and physicians

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