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COVID-19 - Implications on Surgeons' Burnout and Career Satisfaction (SURG-SAT-19)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04433286
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 16, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mostafa shalaby, MD, MSc, PhD, Mansoura University

Brief Summary:

This is a cross-sectional survey which will be distributed online between surgeons. The survey was proposed by a consensus of consultants of surgery and revised by an improvement consultant. It consists of a semi-structured questionnaire that is provided in English language. The survey will be conducted online through an online survey development cloud-based software (SurveyMonkey®; San Mateo, CA, USA). Participants will be aware of the nature of the survey and informed that they will be listed as co-authors. Collected data will be confidential and anonymous.

The first sector of the questionnaire includes trainee demographics and baseline characteristics. Then the questionnaire aims to compare the trainee experience before and after the pandemic with focus on research activities, clinical, and surgical practice.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Physical Stress Career Burnout Satisfaction Other: Questionnaire

Detailed Description:

This is a cross-sectional survey which will be distributed online between surgeons. The survey was proposed by a consensus of consultants of surgery and revised by an improvement consultant. It consists of a semi-structured questionnaire that is provided in English language. A subsequent translation in different Language will provided based on geographical distribution. The survey will be conducted online through an online survey development cloud-based software (SurveyMonkey®; San Mateo, CA, USA). Participants will be aware of the nature of the survey and informed that they will be listed as co-authors. Collected data will be confidential and anonymous.

The first sector of the questionnaire includes trainee demographics and baseline characteristics. Then the questionnaire aims to compare the trainee experience before and after the pandemic with focus on research activities, clinical, and surgical practice.

Statistical analyses will be performed using SPSS v. 20. Data distribution will be tested for normality using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and the Shapiro-Wilk test. Categorical variables will be expressed as group percentages and will be compared for independent samples using the Chi-square test. Continuous data of the survey will be presented as medians with ranges or means and standard deviations. A comparison of continuous data will be compared for independent samples using the T-test or Mann-Whitney test according to the data distribution. Spearman correlation coefficient will be used for further assessment of the strength of the association between variables. The statistical significance level will be set at <0.05.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: COVID-19 - Implications on Surgeons' Burnout and Career Satisfaction
Estimated Study Start Date : June 15, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 31, 2020

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnaire

    This is a cross-sectional survey which will be distributed online between surgeons. The survey was proposed by a consensus of consultants of surgery and revised by an improvement consultant. It consists of a semi-structured questionnaire that is provided in English language. A subsequent translation in different Language will provided based on geographical distribution. The survey will be conducted online through an online survey development cloud-based software (SurveyMonkey®; San Mateo, CA, USA). Participants will be aware of the nature of the survey and informed that they will be listed as co-authors. Collected data will be confidential and anonymous.

    The first sector of the questionnaire includes trainee demographics and baseline characteristics. Then the questionnaire aims to compare the trainee experience before and after the pandemic with focus on research activities, clinical, and surgical practice.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Burnout before COVID-19 and during COVID-19 [ Time Frame: 1 year before COVID-19 versus during the COVID-19 pandemic (Mrach-June 2020) ]
    A questionnaire designed based on the literature review to assess Burnout

  2. Change in Job satisfaction before COVID-19 and during COVID-19 [ Time Frame: 1 year before COVID-19 versus during the COVID-19 pandemic (Mrach-June 2020) ]
    A questionnaire designed based on the literature review to assess Job satisfaction



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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

Surgeons of all specialities; Cardiothoracic, General, Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial, Otolaryngology, Pediatric, Plastic, Trauma and Orthopedic, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Furthermore, Gynecological Oncology and Urogynecology surgeons are invited.

Both sex.

All over the globe.

Any level of experiences.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The Survey is targeting surgeons of all specialities; Cardiothoracic, General, Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial, Otolaryngology, Pediatric, Plastic, Trauma and Orthopedic, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Furthermore, Gynecological Oncology and Urogynecology surgeons are invited.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other specialities other than surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04433286


Contacts
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Contact: Mostafa Shalaby, MD, MSc, PhD 00201001645917 mostafashalaby@mans.edu.eg
Contact: Hosam Hamed, MD, MSc, PhD 00201006178599 hosam-eldin@hotmail.com

Locations
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Egypt
Faculty of Medicine Mansoura University
Mansoura, Egypt, 35516
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mansoura University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mostafa Shalaby, MD, MSc, PhD Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Study Chair: Hosam Hamed, MD, MSc, PhD Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Study Director: Ahmed M Elsheikh, MD,MBA,CMQOE Security Forces Program Hospital
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Responsible Party: Mostafa shalaby, MD, MSc, PhD, Dr, Mansoura University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04433286    
Other Study ID Numbers: SURG RES COL 1
First Posted: June 16, 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
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Occupational Stress
Occupational Diseases