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Comparison of Attention of Physician After Outpatient Clinic

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01665313
First Posted: August 15, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Seoul National University Hospital
  Purpose
The attention and clinical performance of physician might be decreased after outpatient clinic session compared to those measured before outpatient clinic.

Condition
Disturbance of Activity and Attention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Comparison of Performance, Attention, and Emotion of Physician Before and After Outpatient Clinic Session

Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • difference of response time in PVT(Psychomotor vigilance task) before and after outpatient clinic session [ Time Frame: change from baseline in response time in PVT after opd session (average 7hours) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • frequency of physician's clinical mistakes during morning and afternoon session in outpatient clinic [ Time Frame: for the duration of opd session, average up to 7hours ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
participants
Full-time faculty with morning and afternoon outpatient clinics on the same day in SNUH

Detailed Description:
A large body of data shows that fatigue impairs human performance. Additionally, many studies have provided evidence that fatigue can worsen mood, as indicated by increased scores on measures of depression, anxiety, confusion, and anger. In this context, we examined attentional and emotional changes in physicians after they completed an overwhelming outpatient clinic in a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital in South Korea.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 59 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
physicians with outpatient clinic sessions in Seoul National University Hospital
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physicians with outpatient clinic sessions in Seoul National University Hospital
  • age 30~59
  • internal part or external part

Exclusion Criteria:

  • physicians who do not agree to participate in the study
  • physicians who are taking drugs known to affect the sleep/wake cycle or daytime alertness
  • physicians who have current psychiatric illness or sleep disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01665313


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jae-Joon Yim, MD, PhD Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01665313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: attention_SNUH
First Submitted: July 8, 2012
First Posted: August 15, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by Seoul National University Hospital:
attention