Interest in Spirituality and Oncology: Is It An International Phenomenon?
-To assess correlations between spiritual and religious beliefs and physician burnout using the Work Related Stress Inventory.
- To assess relationships between a physician's spiritual/religious beliefs and age, race, sex, marital status, and nationality.
- To explore differences in survey responses among oncologists from different countries: Duke University Religion Index (DUREL), Hoge (Intrinsic religiosity scale), Templer's Death Anxiety Scale, Locus of Control Scale, Work Related Strain Inventory, and non-validated case scenarios.
- To correlate survey responses to management of specific patient case situations.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Interest in Spirituality and Oncology: Is It An International Phenomenon?|
- Survey response to assess correlations between spiritual and religious beliefs and physician burnout. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Physician members of the International Gynecologic Oncologists Society or the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
Internet survey lasting 30 to 40 minutes.
Other Name: questionnaire
Few studies have explored the spiritual/religious beliefs of physicians and almost none have been done outside of the United States until the last two years. Therefore, this is the first study of its kind to evaluate this subject internationally.
In the next few weeks individuals will be receiving an on line survey from Survey Monkey.
The purpose of the survey is to explore the spiritual/religious beliefs of oncologists from a world side perspective, to identify areas in which spiritual/religious beliefs may affect medical decision making, and to explore any correlation that may exist between spiritual/religious beliefs of oncologists and physician burn out.
The surveys will take about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Survey results will be encrypted even in transmission and sent to a secure server for anonymity. Even if one chooses not to fill out the surveys investigators ask that each person complete the demographic questionnaire.
Without input, investigators will lose the opportunity to further an understanding of how spirituality and religious beliefs impact patient care and physician well being.
Investigators welcome any feed back.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00429117
|Principal Investigator:||Lois M. Ramondetta, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|