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Burnout and Medical Errors in the Anaesthesiology Fraternity During Covid-19 Pandemic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04362319
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 24, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, University of Malaya

Brief Summary:
We plan to perform an observational study to evaluate the prevalence of burnout, depression and medical errors in a designated exclusive Covid-19 patients hospital in Malaysia, during the Covid-19 pandemic. We also seek to assess the relationship between burnout and depression with medical errors. The population studied will be the anaesthesiology fraternity, who are at higher risk to the nature of their work at the frontlines of the pandemic.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Burnout, Professional Depression Medical Errors Covid-19 Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire forms

Detailed Description:
During this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the whole world, Malaysia is also affected, with more than 5000 patients infected in the whole country as of 20th April, 2020. Many anaesthesiology clinicians, who are at the frontlines of managing Covid-19 patients, face increased workload, in addition to psychological stress from managing these patients, with stress also coming from being exposed to the risk of cross infection. Hence, they are possibly at high risk of burnout and depression. In such a time of increased stress, we also seek to find out the prevalence of medical errors by anaesthetic clinicians during this pandemic, and whether the medical errors are associated with burnout. Factors associated with burnout, depression and medical errors will also be evaluated.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 85 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Burnout and Medical Errors in the Anaesthesiology Fraternity in an Exclusively Covid-19 Hospital: the Malaysian Experience
Actual Study Start Date : May 15, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 31, 2020

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Anaesthesiology clinicians
Including Consultants, Specialists and Medical officers serving in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire forms
Assessment of demographics, burnout, depression and self-perceived medical errors




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of burnout among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: One month ]
    Assessment of burnout risk

  2. Prevalence of depression risk among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: One month ]
    Assessment of depression risk

  3. Prevalence of self-perceived medical errors among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: One month ]
    Assessment of medical errors

  4. Association of burnout, depression and medical errors among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: One month ]
    To find out if there exists a relationship between burnout, depression and medical errors



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All anaesthesiology clinicians serving in Sungai Buloh Hospital, a nationally designated exclusive Covid-19 hospital in Malaysia. All anaesthsiology clinicians are required to serve in the Intensive Care Unit and Operating theatre, in addition to running critical care services in the hospital.
Criteria

Inclusion criteria

1. All anaesthesiologists and anaesthesiology medical officers currently serving in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Sungai Buloh Hospital

Exclusion criteria

  1. Subjects who refuse to participate
  2. Subjects working in Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Sungai Buloh Hospital, for less than 1 month

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04362319


Locations
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Malaysia
Sungai Buloh Hospital
Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, 47000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Malaya
Ministry of Health, Malaysia
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Responsible Party: Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, Doctor, University of Malaya
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04362319    
Other Study ID Numbers: 54753
First Posted: April 24, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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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
Behavioral Symptoms
Stress, Psychological
Occupational Stress
Occupational Diseases