COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION (SOT) : AN INTERNATIONAL WEB-BASED SURVEY
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04367896|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2020
Background COVID-19 has brought into questioning the equitable distribution of resources. Solid Organ Transplants (SOT) are life-saving procedures. Rapid changes in the management of patients are occurring, with potential for inequity. Drawing on professionals across transplant specialities, we investigated resource distribution specifically for SOT to guide healthcare policies.
A multidisciplinary team developed a survey. The survey included demographic questions to contextualise respondents, questions on resource allocation for SOT. Multiple strategies were used to distribute the survey internationally. Descriptive, uni-multivariate ordinal regressions analysis were performed. Open comments were analysed using qualitative methods.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION||Other: Survey Group|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1819 participants|
|Official Title:||COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION (SOT) : AN INTERNATIONAL WEB-BASED SURVEY|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 24, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 17, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 17, 2020|
- Other: Survey Group
The survey sought to elucidate equity principles that are influencing transplant decision making. The group of respondents included solid organ transplant doctors (surgeons, referring doctors, transplant physicians, transplant coordinators, ICU transplant doctors), COVID-doctors (ICU doctors, Infectious Disease Doctors, Pulmonologists, Internists), and Ethicists with experience of transplant related issues.
A. The e-mail addresses of corresponding authors from Scopus January 1, 2017 and march 20, 2020:
All ("surgery") AND subj ("medi") and key ("transplantation"), All ("critical care") AND subj ("medi") and key ("transplantation"), All ("ethics") AND subj ("medi") and key ("transplantation"). B. Emailing through the mailing list of scientific societies. C. The link to the survey published online. D. The link to the survey circulated through personal contacts and via social media sites.
- Management of Solid Organ Transplant during COVID-19 pandemic [ Time Frame: 20/04/2020 ]Question 1"Given the COVID-19 outbreak, should liver transplant activities be stopped?" with three possible answers (Completely, Selectively and Not at All)
- Equity of resource distribution [ Time Frame: 20/04/2020 ]Question 2"I feel that the current policy to allocate most resources to COVID-19 meets the equity of access in healthcare for different diseases" with four possible alternative answers (strongly agree, partially agree, partially disagree and strongly disagree).
- Equity rank of resource distribution [ Time Frame: 20/04/2020 ]Scale (10 strongly agree- 0 strongly disagree).
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|Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "Agostino Gemelli"|
|Rome, Italy, 00168|