Nursing Perspective on Burnout and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit During Covid-19 Pandemic

Sponsor
University of Malaya (Other)
Overall Status
Terminated
CT.gov ID
NCT04371302
Collaborator
(none)
145
Enrollment
1
Location
2
Actual Duration (Months)
73.6
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The investigators plan to perform an observational study to evaluate the prevalence of burnout, depression and medical errors in a designated exclusive Covid-19 patients hospital in Malaysia, during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the relationship between burnout and depression with medical errors will be assessed. The population studied will be the nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit, who are at higher risk due to the nature of their work at the frontlines of the pandemic.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
  • Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire

Detailed Description

During this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the whole world, Malaysia is also affected, with more than 5000 patients infected in the whole country as of 20th April, 2020. Many Intensive Care Unit nurses, who are at the frontlines of managing Covid-19 patients, face increased workload, in addition to psychological stress from managing these patients, with stress also coming from being exposed to the risk of cross infection. Hence, they are possibly at high risk of burnout and depression. In such a time of increased stress, the investigators also seek to find out the prevalence of medical errors made by Intensive Care Unit nurses during this pandemic, and whether the medical errors are associated with burnout. Factors associated with burnout, depression and medical errors will also be evaluated.

Study Design

Study Type:
Observational
Actual Enrollment :
145 participants
Observational Model:
Cohort
Time Perspective:
Cross-Sectional
Official Title:
Nursing Perspective on Burnout and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit of an Exclusively Covid-19 Hospital: the Malaysian Experience
Actual Study Start Date :
May 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date :
Jun 30, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date :
Jun 30, 2020

Arms and Interventions

ArmIntervention/Treatment
Intensive Care Unit nurses

Nurses working in the Intensive care Unit of an exclusive Covid-19 hospital in Malaysia, during the Covid-19 pandemic

Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire
Assessment of demographics, burnout, depression and self-perceived medical errors

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Prevalence of burnout among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [2 months]

    Prevalence of burnout risk

  2. Prevalence of depression among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [2 months]

    Prevalence of depression risk

  3. Prevalence of self-perceived medical errors among ICU nurses during Covid-19 [2 months]

    Prevalence of self perceived medical errors

  4. Association of burnout, depression and medical errors among anaesthesiology clinicians during Covid-19 [2 months]

    To find out if there exists a relationship between burnout, depression and medical errors

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All

Inclusion criteria

  1. All nurses currently serving in the ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital

Exclusion criteria

  1. Subjects who refuse to participate

  2. Subjects working in ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital, for less than 1 month

Contacts and Locations

Locations

SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
1Sungai Buloh HospitalKuala LumpurMalaysia59000

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • University of Malaya

Investigators

None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Publications

None provided.
Responsible Party:
Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, Doctor, University of Malaya
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT04371302
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 54843
First Posted:
May 1, 2020
Last Update Posted:
Oct 8, 2021
Last Verified:
Sep 1, 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
No
Plan to Share IPD:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
No
Keywords provided by Samuel E H Tsan, MD, BMedSc, Doctor, University of Malaya
Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Oct 8, 2021