Clinical Trials Logo

Clinical Trial Summary

Healthcare providers caring for acutely ill or critical patients are exposed to constant stressful situations that can lead to psychiatric manifestations. Depression and anxiety derived from stressful work environments can negatively impact the ability to perform at full capacity directly affecting the quality of care the patients receive. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 infection created a sudden and deep crisis involving every sector worldwide not only affecting sick patients and the healthcare system but also the economy, politics, food, and drugs and social interactions. Hospital workers have experienced the crisis first-hand and have witnessed constant death, a decrease in personal protective equipment supplies, exposure to contracting the virus, risk of contagion to others, and overburdened hospital capacity. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected healthcare workers. Specifically, to evaluate levels of anxiety and identify factors contributing to anxiety on faculty, residents, and nurse anesthetists in our institution.

Clinical Trial Description

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected multiple aspects of everyday life worldwide. Pandemics unleash a societal sense of fear and anxiety. Hence, the COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on mental health. This has led to substantial research on this topic; however, literature evaluating the mental health effects of the pandemic on small groups of people is scarce. Healthcare workers have undergone significant psychological pressure and stress during viral surges of this pandemic. Furthermore, the levels of anxiety vary as the number of cases varies between regions and across time. After approval by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol # 160167), a cross-sectional study was conducted to identify anxiety levels during the COVID-19 pandemic among anesthesia providers at our institution. The participants included Faculty anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Anesthetists students. Data were collected from August 26 to September 15, 2020. A questionnaire containing the General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale, followed by a set of questions with binary answers to evaluate the presence or absence of anxiety-related factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, was administered through direct approach and voluntary participation of the subjects. ;

Study Design

Related Conditions & MeSH terms

NCT number NCT05212909
Study type Observational
Source Augusta University
Status Completed
Start date August 1, 2020
Completion date September 1, 2020

See also
  Status Clinical Trial Phase
Active, not recruiting NCT05777044 - The Effect of Hatha Yoga on Mental Health N/A
Recruiting NCT04680611 - Severe Asthma, MepolizumaB and Affect: SAMBA Study
Completed NCT04512768 - Treating Comorbid Insomnia in Transdiagnostic Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy N/A
Completed NCT04748367 - Leveraging on Immersive Virtual Reality to Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Children During Immunization in Primary Care N/A
Recruiting NCT05563805 - Exploring Virtual Reality Adventure Training Exergaming N/A
Completed NCT04579354 - Virtual Reality (VR) Tour to Reduce Preoperative Anxiety Before Anaesthesia N/A
Completed NCT03457714 - Guided Internet Delivered Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: A Feasibility Trial
Completed NCT03535805 - Transdiagnostic, Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention for in School-aged Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances N/A
Recruiting NCT05956912 - Implementing Group Metacognitive Therapy in Cardiac Rehabilitation Services (PATHWAY-Beacons)
Active, not recruiting NCT05302167 - Molehill Mountain Feasibility Study. N/A
Completed NCT05881681 - A Mindfulness Approach to UA for Afro-descendants N/A
Completed NCT05588622 - Meru Health Program for Cancer Patients With Depression and Anxiety N/A
Active, not recruiting NCT04961112 - Evaluating the Efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in Mitigating Anxiety-induced Cognitive Deficits N/A
Completed NCT05980845 - The Effect Nature Sounds and Music on Hemodialysis Patients N/A
Terminated NCT04612491 - Pre-operative Consultation on Patient Anxiety and First-time Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Recruiting NCT05449002 - Digital Single Session Intervention for Youth Mental Health N/A
Completed NCT05585749 - Virtual Reality Application on Pain Intensity and Anxiety Level in Endoscopy Patients N/A
Terminated NCT03272555 - WILD 5 Wellness: A 30-Day Intervention N/A
Recruiting NCT05997849 - Development of a Multiplatform Mental Health Mobile Tool N/A
Completed NCT06421233 - The Effect of Endorphin Massage Applied to Postpartum Women on Anxiety and Fatigue Levels N/A