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Evaluation of Radiology Resident Anxiety When Beginning Emergency Room (ER) Call

This study has been terminated.
(Original Principal Investigator (Andrew Trout M.D.) left the University.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Cohan M.D., University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: March 9, 2009
Last updated: April 26, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
The purpose of this study is to quantify levels of resident anxiety under the current system (take call alone) and compare results to a modified system.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Radiology Resident Anxiety When Beginning ER Call

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Further study details as provided by Richard Cohan M.D., University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improve resident well-being by decreasing anxiety surrounding beginning ER call as a first year radiology resident. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Control Group

First year University of Michigan Radiology residents will take call as scheduled without a "buddy call" experience.

(Enrollment completed for the control group)

Experimental Group
2009 class of first year Radiology residents who will be assigned two 5 hour shifts working side by side with a more senior resident (who has experience taking call).

Detailed Description:
The study purpose is to quantify resident perceptions and feelings under the current 1700 call system (take call alone) and compare those with resident perceptions and feelings under a modified system where two partial shifts are taken with an experienced resident ("buddy call") prior to taking call alone.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
First year radiology residents

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first year radiology residents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00859066

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Richard Cohan, M.D. University of Michigan Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Richard Cohan M.D., Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00859066     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00026874
Study First Received: March 9, 2009
Last Updated: April 26, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017