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The Effects of Stress on the Clinical Performance of Residents in Simulated Trauma Scenarios

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2007 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00485927
First Posted: June 13, 2007
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2007
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Collaborator:
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Toronto
  Purpose
Medical practice & training are inherently stressful situations. However, the effects of stress on educational & clinical performance are not well defined. The purpose of the current study is to examine the effects of stress on performance of residents in simulated trauma scenarios. The hypothesis is: 1) acutely stressful scenarios will be appraised as threat by residents and result in elevations of heart rate and salivary cortisol; 2) increased subjective & physiological stress will result in impairments in performance; and 3) greater stress responses will result in greater clinical impairments.

Condition Intervention
Trauma Stress Behavioral: stress

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Effects of Stress on the Clinical Performance of Residents in Simulated Trauma Scenarios

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Further study details as provided by University of Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • performance - global ratings
  • performance - ANTS
  • performance - checklists

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2007
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • University of Toronto General Surgery & Emergency medicine residents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No ATLS training
  • Residents from other programs
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00485927


Contacts
Contact: Adrian M Harvey, MD 416-340-4800 ext 4306 adrian.harvey@utoronto.ca
Contact: Vicki Leblanc, PhD 416-340-3054 vicki.leblanc@utoronto.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St Michaels' Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toronto
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adrian M Harvey, MD University of Toronto, University Health Network
Study Chair: Avery B Nathans, MD, PhD University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital
Study Director: Vicki Leblanc, PhD University of Toronto
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-10
First Submitted: June 11, 2007
First Posted: June 13, 2007
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by University of Toronto:
Trauma
Stress
Simulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries