Impact of the Surgical Mask on the Patient-nurse Relation in Primary Care
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03584685|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Satisfaction, Personal||Device: Mask Procedure: Routine wound treatment||Not Applicable|
The use of the surgical mask has well-known benefits for both the patient and the professional regarding the control of infection contamination. However, its use is left to individual criteria, and is passed on from generation to generation of nurses through experiential, intuitive knowledge. Studies are necessary to support the use of the surgical mask.
Research indicates that wearing the mask affects perception of words, thus influencing patient-nurse communication. However, it might also affect the very nurse--patient relation. For example, it can convey the idea of personal distancing, which can either be appreciated by patients as dutiful professional care by the nurse, or viewed as a limit imposed on interpersonal communication and on the relationship.
This study inspects patient satisfaction about (1) interpersonal aspects and (2) professionalism in the patient-nurse relationship when the mask is used.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Sequential Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||All participants will initially be treated without the surgical mask. Then, half will be treated with the mask and the other half will be treated without the mask.|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Participants are blind as to whether they are in the control or experimental groups. The investigators and outcomes assessors are blind to which patients received the intervention.|
|Official Title:||The Impact of the Surgical Mask on the Relationship Between Patient and Family Nurse in Primary Care|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 31, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Experimental: With Mask
Use of the surgical mask in one routine wound treatment appointment.
All participants will initially be treated without the mask. In the next appointment, half will be treated with the mask.
Active Comparator: Without Mask
Routine wound treatment appointment without nurses wearing the surgical mask.
Procedure: Routine wound treatment
All participants will initially be treated for their wounds without the mask. In the next appointment, half will again be treated for their wounds without the mask.
- 30-item questionnaire assessing patient satisfaction with the nurse-patient relation (the PSQ-III) [ Time Frame: 1 day ]Self-reported patient satisfaction after one appointment with the nurse about interpersonal aspects of the patient-nurse relation (7 items), communication (5 items) and nurse's technical quality (10 items). Responses are given on a 1 to 5 Likert scale. Higher scores correspond to greater satisfaction.
- Sensation of time [ Time Frame: 1 day ]1 question asked about how long patients and nurses felt that the appointment lasted
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03584685
|CINTESIS - Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto|
|Porto, Portugal, 4200-450|
|Principal Investigator:||Irene P Carvalho, PhD||CINTESIS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto|