Vitamin D Levels in Residents in Medicine

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ASSAF STEIN, Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01118806
First received: May 5, 2010
Last updated: November 21, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

the study aims to messure the vitamin D levels in medical staff in the hospital. The physicians in the course of their internship who work indoors and work many night shifts have limited sun exposure in all seasons. Nursing staff who work shifts and work indoors are at the same risk of liltle sun exposure. The study addresses the amount of sun exposure, assessed by a sun exposure questioner, age, gender,work load related to number of shifts in the physicien group and in nursing group the job percentile we also adress religion (clothing cover)as a factor.


Condition
Vitamin D Deficiency

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Vitamin D Deficiency in Medical Residence in Israel

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Low vitamin D levels in direct relation to nomber of shifts/ job percentile [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • low leves of vitamin D in direct relationship to nomber of shifts job percentile [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
medical residents, vit d
vitamin
levels of vitamin d
resident

Detailed Description:

The population in Israel is heterogeneous in the aspect of skin exposure to the sun. Women in the Moslem community with traditional long sleeve dress code whose sun exposure to the sun even in the summer months is limited.

The physicians in the course of their internship who work indoors and work many night shifts and nurses with their shift work have limited sun exposure in all seasons.

The study addresses the amount of sun exposure, assessed by a sun exposure questioner, age, gender,number of shifts in the physicien group and in nursing group the job percentile religion (clothing cover).

The standard for measuring vitamin D status is 25(OH) D levels in the serum. The staff members from which blood will be drawn will be have an explanation about the aim of the study and will sign an informed consent.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

medical staff, interns doing night shifts. nursing staff.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:medical staff Exclusion Criteria:pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01118806

Locations
Israel
Meir medicalc enter
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Assaf Stein, MD Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: ASSAF STEIN, MD, Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01118806     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03
Study First Received: May 5, 2010
Last Updated: November 21, 2011
Health Authority: Israel:Clalit Health Services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avitaminosis
Deficiency Diseases
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Ergocalciferols
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Bone Density Conservation Agents

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