Waitlist-controlled Trial of a Psychological Education Program for Nurses
The purpose of this study is to test a brief education program for oncology nurses, to enhance their skills for managing psychosocial stressors associated with providing direct patient care. The investigators will explore efficacy of the intervention for reducing psychological stress and medical errors.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Waitlist-controlled Trial of a Psychological Education Program for Nurses|
- Change from baseline in psychological stress as measured by the Perceived Stress Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory [ Time Frame: At approximately 16 and 32 weeks post-baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Change in from baseline in medical errors as measured by the Medical Errors Questionnaire [ Time Frame: At approximately 16 and 32 weeks post-baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Psychological education program
Patients receive the psychological education program upon study enrollment.
Behavioral: Psychological education program for nurses
Approximately 4 weekly one-hour group sessions led by study clinicians and 1 optional individual session with a single study clinician.
No Intervention: Waitlist
Participants are assigned to a 16-week wait-list period upon enrollment. Participants are invited to receive the psychological education program following the waitlist period.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||William F Pirl, MD, MPH||Massachusetts General Hospital|