Personality Change During Medical Residency

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2012 by University of Coimbra
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fernanda Cristina Ordens Miguel, University of Coimbra
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01574924
First received: April 5, 2012
Last updated: April 12, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The Ethics Committee of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (Portugal) complies, reports and is supervisioned by the Portuguese Ethics Committee.

The Ethics Committee of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra is an multidisciplinary organ of Ethics experts that give support to the board of hospital directors, the health personnel and patients, regarding bioethical issues emerging from clinical assistance activities (addressed to patient's health being, education and clinical research).


Condition Intervention
Personality
Coping Skills
Other: No intervention.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Personality Change During Medical Residency Across Different Medical Specialties

Further study details as provided by University of Coimbra:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Personality [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in the facets of personality domains (Neuroticism, Extroversion and Conscientiousness) measure with the portuguese version (Lima et al) of NEO PI-R (Costa & McCrae).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Perfectionism [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Baseline (and changes)in Perfectionism measured using the portuguese version (Soares et al) of Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost)

  • Problem Solving Inventory (Vaz Serra et al) [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Medical residents Other: No intervention.
There are no interventions in this observational study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All portuguese medical (first year) residents will be invited to participate in the study (target population).

Targeted enrollment stategies will be used to recruit participants (individual invitation emails). Also, the study will be disclosed in some social networks. The research team has created a proper email account (personalidade.internato@gmail.com) to answer any questions and to change email with the participants of the study.

To those who accepted and consent to participate (study population), it will be send the online link to create a confidential account and access (and to give answers to the questionnaires).

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical residents with ages between 23 and 45 years old, attending the first year of medical specialty in Portugal in the following specialties*: General Surgery, Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Intern Medicine, Gastroenterology; Cardiology; Rheumatology; Endocrinology; Oncology; Intensive Medicine; Pediatric; Radiology; Clinical Pathology; Neurology and Psychiatry.
  • Acceptance and commitment to participate in the study.
  • Signature of study' informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Attendance, during the study, in an international formative stage with a duration superior to 12 months.
  • Previous attendance of other medical specialty for more than one year.
  • Present or past history of major psychiatry disorders (illicit drug abuse with dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder)
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01574924

Contacts
Contact: Fernanda O Miguel, MD (+351)961031769 miguel_fernanda@yahoo.com

Locations
Portugal
Department of Psychiatry at Hospitalar and Universitary Center of Coimbra, EPE Not yet recruiting
Coimbra, Portugal, 3000-075
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Coimbra
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fernanda Miguel, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Fernanda Miguel, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Eva Mendes, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Susana Renca, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Joana Andrade, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Sandra Pereira, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Catarina Pereira, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Helena Rita, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Joaquim Cerejeira, MD. Ph D Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Ana Cabral, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Salomé Caldeira, Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Maria Soares, Ph D Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Study Chair: Telma Pereira, PhD Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Study Director: António Macedo, MD. PhD Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra; Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Fernanda Cristina Ordens Miguel, MD, University of Coimbra
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01574924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PERINT-01
Study First Received: April 5, 2012
Last Updated: April 12, 2012
Health Authority: Portugal: Health Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Coimbra:
Personality change
Perfectionism
Coping
Medical Specialty
Medical Residency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Personality Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014