Occupational Distress in Doctors: The Effect of an Induction Programme
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02838290|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2017
Background: Over 39% of approximately 3,000 doctors (The British Medical Association quarterly survey, 2015) admitted to frequently feeling drained, exhausted, overloaded, tired, low and lacking energy. Such occupational distress may link to psychological and physical difficulties in doctors and have negative outcomes for organization and patients. The aim of the current study is to investigate the impact of an induction programme on occupational distress of doctors.
Methods/design: Doctors will be invited to take part in an online research. Participants will be randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Participants in the experimental groups will complete one of the induction topics (about stress at work). Before and after an induction programme participants will be asked to fill in an online survey about their current occupational distress and organizational well-being.
Discussion: The investigators expect that doctors' psychological, physiological and organizational well-being will improve after an induction programme which should serve as a resource for better doctor's own health understanding.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Burnout, Professional Anxiety Grief Adaptation, Psychological Eating Behavior Alcohol Drinking Drug Use||Other: Induction Other: Control group||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||232 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2016|
Participants will be randomly assigned (computer generated straight away after clicking the link to the research) to one of 4 experimental conditions: stress at work, dealing with a patient's death, managing stress at work or all topics together. Each module includes brief reflection parts and quizzes. Participants will be asked to fill in an online survey just before the induction and a week after. The survey is about current occupational distress and organizational factors.
Other: Control group
Participants in the control group will be asked to fill in an online survey, but will not have any task at time-1. However, participants in the control group will be invited to complete induction programme after time-2 (a week time after time-1) in ensure the same expectations in both, experimental and control, groups.
- The Anxiety Disorder Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Grief Inventory [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Coping Mechanisms Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]Self-distraction, active coping, substance use, use of emotional support, use of instrumental support, positive reframing, humour, self-blame
- The Psychiatric Morbidity Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Physical Symptoms Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Insomnia Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Binge Eating Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Burnout Inventory [ Time Frame: A week ]
- Alcohol use [ Time Frame: A week ]
- Drug use [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Effort-Reward Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Work Engagement Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]
- The Work-Family Conflict Scale [ Time Frame: A week ]