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Nursing Perspective on Burnout and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit During Covid-19 Pandemic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04371302
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 1, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, University of Malaya

Brief Summary:
The investigators 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. In addition, the relationship between burnout and depression with medical errors will be assessed. The population studied will be the nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit, who are at higher risk due to the nature of their work at the frontlines of the pandemic.

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

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 Intensive Care Unit nurses, 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, the investigators also seek to find out the prevalence of medical errors made by Intensive Care Unit nurses 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
Estimated Enrollment : 145 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Nursing Perspective on Burnout and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit of an Exclusively Covid-19 Hospital: the Malaysian Experience
Estimated Study Start Date : May 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2020

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Intensive Care Unit nurses
Nurses working in the Intensive care Unit of an exclusive Covid-19 hospital in Malaysia, during the Covid-19 pandemic
Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire
Assessment of demographics, burnout, depression and self-perceived medical errors




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of burnout among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Prevalence of burnout risk

  2. Prevalence of depression among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Prevalence of depression risk

  3. Prevalence of self-perceived medical errors among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Prevalence of self perceived medical errors

  4. Association of burnout, depression and medical errors among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    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
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All ICU nurses serving in Sungai Buloh Hospital, a nationally designated exclusive Covid-19 hospital in Malaysia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Criteria

Inclusion criteria

1. All nurses currently serving in the ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital

Exclusion criteria

  1. Subjects who refuse to participate
  2. Subjects working in ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital, for less than 1 month

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04371302


Contacts
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Contact: Samuel EH Tsan, MD, BMedSc 60379492052 samuel.tsan@gmail.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Malaya
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Responsible Party: Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, Doctor, University of Malaya
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04371302    
Other Study ID Numbers: 54843
First Posted: May 1, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 5, 2020
Last Verified: May 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
Keywords provided by Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, University of Malaya:
Burnout
Depression
Medical errors
Intensive Care Unit nurses
Covid-19
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Burnout, Professional
Depression
Burnout, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Stress, Psychological
Occupational Stress
Occupational Diseases