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SEEK Study - Study on Emergency Health Care Workers' Job Strain Evaluated by Karasek Questionnaire (SEEK)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02401607
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Association des Médecins des Urgences de Clermont-Ferrand
PRES Clermont University of Auvergne, Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand

Brief Summary:

The Karasek Job Content Questionnaire includes 2 dimensions: the psychological demands at work, and the latitude decision. The combination of these two characteristics explains the degree of exposure of a worker to stress. Indeed, a worker is under pressure (job-strain) when workload is important and autonomy is poor. The Sumer study was conducted in France on 25,000 employees and classified occupations taking into account psychological demands and latitude decision of occupations. No publication on emergency physicians' responses to Karasek questionnaire is referenced, even though theirs exposures to burnout is known. A preliminary study on 19 emergency physicians of the CHU of Clermont-Ferrand illustrates concretely this "extraordinary situation", with the lowest decision latitude and the highest psychological demands ever recorded. Moreover, there are no data on results at the Karasek questionnaire under different conditions within the same participant, i.e. responses to the Karasek questionnaire is supposed similar and reflect a constant perception of work. Additionally, several biomarkers of stress have been proposed, in particular DHEAS due to its long half-life of 16 hours. To our knowledge, the relationship between biomarkers of stress and tension at work with Karasek model has never been studied, like this relations with other wellness questionnaires. Comparisons between emergency health care workers are also lacking.

Our study proposes to evaluate the perception of emergency medicine with Karasek questionnaire, and to assess possible changes of its perception and in biological response between two conditions: after a night shift and on a control day (workday), in emergency health care workers.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Health Care Workers Other: Karasek questionnaire

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: SEEK Study - Study on Emergency Health Care Workers' Job Strain Evaluated by Karasek Questionnaire
Study Start Date : March 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2020



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Karasek questionnaire [ Time Frame: at day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hamilton anxiety scale [ Time Frame: at day 1 ]
  2. Maslach Burn-out Inventory [ Time Frame: at day 1 ]
  3. Hospital anxiety and depression scale [ Time Frame: at day 1 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
health care workers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any health care workers from any emergency department of France

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02401607


Contacts
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Contact: Patrick LACARIN 04 73 75 11 95 placarin@chu-clermontferrand.fr

Locations
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France
CHU Clermont-Ferrand Recruiting
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 63003
Contact: Patrick LACARIN    04 73 75 11 95    placarin@chu-clermontferrand.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
Association des Médecins des Urgences de Clermont-Ferrand
PRES Clermont University of Auvergne, Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Frederic DUTHEIL University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02401607     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHU-0228
First Posted: March 30, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand:
stress
emergency physicians
health care workers
biomarkers
questionnaires
anxiety
depression
burn-out
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes