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Proctologic Practice and Covid-19 (PROCTOLOCK)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04392245
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 18, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Gaetano Gallo
Alessandro Sturiale
Veronica De Simone
Gian Luca Di Tanna
Iacopo Giani
Ugo Grossi
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Societa Italiana di Chirurgia ColoRettale

Brief Summary:

Cross-sectional non-incentivized worldwide web survey.

A worldwide survey of 1050 respondents showed that proctologic practice has been seriously affected by the pandemic. Age, gender and level of hospital preparedness predicted the change of status of surgical and outpatient activities.

The results of our study may inform the development of strategies to reopen activities while protecting frontline healthcare workers.


Condition or disease
Proctologic Practice During COVID-19

Detailed Description:
A 27-item survey (namely, 'ProctoLock 2020') was designed and developed by the authors using an online platform ('Online surveys' [formerly BOS - Bristol Online Survey], developed by the University of Bristol) in accordance with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) guidelines and the Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys [CHERRIES]

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1050 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Worldwide Survey on Proctologic Practice During Covid-19 Lockdown
Actual Study Start Date : April 15, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 26, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : April 26, 2020



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Predictive power of respondents' and hospitals' demographics on the change of status of proctologic surgical and outpatient activities [ Time Frame: April 15th to 26th 2020 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Experts in the field who joined a previous qualitative study[15] (N=492) were invited to complete a web survey (participants could be identified only via their valid email address; no other identifying information was collected). The survey link was sent to scientific societies of interest to coloproctologists (i.e. Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery, Russian Association of Coloproctologists, Mediterranean Society of Coloproctology) and disseminated to their members. All collaborators (ProctoLock 2020 Working Group) committed to further recruitment of participants by direct invitation. Participation was entirely voluntary with no compensation offered. Informed consent was obtained from all those agreeing to complete a survey. This study was exempt from review board approval at authors' institutions.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Members of renowned scientific societies with an interest in coloproctology


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04392245


Locations
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Italy
Gallo Gallo
Catanzaro, Italy, 88100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Societa Italiana di Chirurgia ColoRettale
Gaetano Gallo
Alessandro Sturiale
Veronica De Simone
Gian Luca Di Tanna
Iacopo Giani
Ugo Grossi
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Societa Italiana di Chirurgia ColoRettale
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04392245    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1.0
First Posted: May 18, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020

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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 Societa Italiana di Chirurgia ColoRettale:
proctology
covid-19