COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC:

Get the latest research information from NIH: Menu
Trial record 4 of 880 for:    Not yet recruiting, Available Studies | Covid19 | Adult

Egyptian Doctors Stresses, Knowledge and Attitude During COVID-19 Pandemic

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04403581
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 27, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Riham H Raafat, Ain Shams University

Brief Summary:
Doctors are at high risk of corona virus infection (COVID-19) during pandemic. The investigators are aiming to explore the emotions, perceived stressors, knowledge and coping strategies of doctors who are working during COVID-19 pandemic in different specialties and in different hospitals by a self assessment questionnaire that was designed and modified from two previously published articles (mentioned in the references), including 7 sections with 88 questions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Covid-19 Other: Questionnaire

Detailed Description:


Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered corona virus in December 2019, has been recognized as a serious threat to global health. Since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic in early March 2020, the WHO and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been considered the most reliable sources of information for the COVID-19 global pandemic. The CDC listed moderate to severe asthma, especially if not well controlled, as high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

A large number of cases occurred among health care workers (HCW), which were contracted within the health care facilities. Some of the HCWs even died from the COVID-19 disease. Moreover, it was reported that unrecognized, asymptomatic patients transferred to their family or close contacts. All these factors were alarming and potentially distressing for the hospital staff who worked during the pandemic.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003 also involved disease transmission to HCWs. Even though the fatality rates for SARS were lower than for COVID-19 infection, nonetheless, they were a cause of significant stress, emotional turmoil, and concern for all the SARS healthcare providers.

The emotions, perceived stressors, complete knowledge assessment and coping strategies of HCWs especially doctors during COVID-19 have not been explored. These issues were the intended focus of the study.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 384 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cross-sectional Descriptive Study: Egyptian Doctors Stresses, Knowledge and Attitude During COVID-19 Pandemic
Estimated Study Start Date : May 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2020

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnaire
    Questionnaire for assessing stresses, knowledge and attitudes of doctors in COVID-19 pandemic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cross-sectional descriptive study: Egyptian Doctors Stresses, Knowledge and Attitude during COVID-19 Pandemic [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

    Highlighting the emotional aspects, perceived stressors, level of knowledge and coping strategies of doctors who are working during COVID-19 pandemic in different hospitals by using questionnaires that the investigators gave the name "COVID-19 Doctor Stress Questionnaire" that included 7 sections with 88 questions:

    1. Demographic data related questions
    2. Doctors feelings related questions
    3. Factors that help in stressing doctors
    4. Factors help in reducing stresses
    5. Questions detecting knowledge
    6. Attitude towards stresses
    7. Motives to complete work Each is answered by the participant and assessed

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Working doctors in different specialties

Inclusion Criteria:

  • doctors from different specialties

Exclusion Criteria:

  • doctors who stopped working in the pandemic

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04403581

Layout table for location contacts
Contact: Riham H Raafat, MD 01000948672 ext 02

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ain Shams University
Layout table for investigator information
Principal Investigator: Riham H Raafat, MD Ainshams university
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Riham H Raafat, Lecturer of Chest diseases, Ain Shams University Identifier: NCT04403581    
Other Study ID Numbers: Egyptian doctors in COVID-19
First Posted: May 27, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Layout table for additional information
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Riham H Raafat, Ain Shams University: