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Individualized Electronic Intervention to Promote Work Engagement

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Liselotte (Lotte) N. Dyrbye, Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: June 27, 2012
Last updated: September 27, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
To determine if physicians who complete brief tasks intended to promote meaning in work and job satisfaction, foster teamwork and social support at work, nuture personal relationships and work-life balance, recognize and build on personal strengths, encourage effective problem solving, and promote positive emotions have improved resilience, meaning in work, and engagement at work.

Condition Intervention
Meaning in Work
Engagement at Work
Behavioral: Electronic intervention suggesting behavioral activity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of An Individualized Electronic Intervention to Promote Resilience, Meaning, and Engagement for Physicians

Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Job satisfaction [ Time Frame: baseline to 3 month ]
    Physician Job Satisfaction Scale and Empowerment at Work Scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Well-being [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 months ]
    Maslach Burnout Inventory, 2-item Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders [PRIME MD]), Medical Outcomes Study Short Form [SF-8]; Linear Analogue Scales Assessment Well-being Survey [LASA]), 10-item Perceived Stress Scale)

Enrollment: 288
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Electronic intervention
Completion of 1 self-directed activity from an electronically provided list sent to them weekly for 10 consecutive weeks
Behavioral: Electronic intervention suggesting behavioral activity
3.6 Those randomized to the intervention will be asked to choose 1 self-directed activity from an electronically provided list sent to them weekly for 10 consecutive weeks. Each activity will take less than 5 minutes to complete. They will also answer 3-5 questions weekly (items taken from the survey items list submitted).
No Intervention: control group
Completion of baseline and 3 mo survey


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
All physicians at Mayo Clinic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01643694

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Liselotte Dyrbye, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Liselotte (Lotte) N. Dyrbye, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01643694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-004566
Study First Received: June 27, 2012
Last Updated: September 27, 2013 processed this record on May 25, 2017