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The Effects of Stress on the Clinical Performance of Residents in Simulated Trauma Scenarios

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485927
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2007 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Medical practice & training are inherently stressful situations. However, the effects of stress on educational & clinical performance are not well defined. The purpose of the current study is to examine the effects of stress on performance of residents in simulated trauma scenarios. The hypothesis is: 1) acutely stressful scenarios will be appraised as threat by residents and result in elevations of heart rate and salivary cortisol; 2) increased subjective & physiological stress will result in impairments in performance; and 3) greater stress responses will result in greater clinical impairments.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Trauma Stress Behavioral: stress

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Effects of Stress on the Clinical Performance of Residents in Simulated Trauma Scenarios
Study Start Date : April 2007

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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. performance - global ratings
  2. performance - ANTS
  3. performance - checklists

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • University of Toronto General Surgery & Emergency medicine residents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No ATLS training
  • Residents from other programs
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00485927

Contact: Adrian M Harvey, MD 416-340-4800 ext 4306 adrian.harvey@utoronto.ca
Contact: Vicki Leblanc, PhD 416-340-3054 vicki.leblanc@utoronto.ca

Canada, Ontario
St Michaels' Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toronto
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
Principal Investigator: Adrian M Harvey, MD University of Toronto, University Health Network
Study Chair: Avery B Nathans, MD, PhD University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital
Study Director: Vicki Leblanc, PhD University of Toronto
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-10
First Posted: June 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries