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Resident Observed Burnout After Daily Supplementation With Coffee (ROBSTA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03355144
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NYU Langone Health

Brief Summary:
Coffee drinking is frequently reported as a negative outcome in studies on burnout, but the effect of an increased coffee intake on resident burnout has not been reported in the literature. This study is a prospective, interventional cohort study enrolling up to 50 residents from the Internal Medicine Residency Program to look at the relationship between coffee and resident burnout.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burnout, Professional Dietary Supplement: Daily Supplementation with Coffee Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Resident burnout is increasingly being recognized as detrimental to both physician well being and patient care. It has been linked to an increased rate of medical errors and a reduced quality of patient care. In addition, there have been multiple high-profile physician suicides in the past years. This has resulted in a renewed focus on physician mental health and workload.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Resident Observed Burnout After Daily Supplementation With Coffee
Actual Study Start Date : March 22, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 12, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 12, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Internal Medicine residents at NYU
effect of supplying Internal Medicine residents at NYU with free coffee on self reported features of psychological health, energy and burnout
Dietary Supplement: Daily Supplementation with Coffee

At the beginning of study week 2 (study day 8), two coffee machines (one Nespresso Inissia and one Hamilton Beach 46205 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker) will be installed in the resident work rooms at each site.

Subjects will be provided with free coffee beans, milk, cream, sugar and sweetener





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self reported feelings of burnout [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]
    14 question survey measuring number of cups of coffee and level of exhaustion


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Coffee consumption measured by self reporting questionaire [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]
    Measured by self reporting questionnaire

  2. Self reported emotional well being [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]
    14 question survey with questions measuring emotional wellbeing

  3. Self reported feelings of value [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]
    14 question survey with questions measuring feelings of self value



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A resident in the NYU Internal Medicine residency program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy or intolerance to coffee or caffeine
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03355144


Locations
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United States, New York
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
NYU Langone Health
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Steven Liu, MD NYU Langone Health

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Responsible Party: NYU Langone Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03355144    
Other Study ID Numbers: 17-01011
First Posted: November 28, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 22, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Burnout, Professional
Burnout, Psychological
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Occupational Stress
Occupational Diseases