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Awareness About Anaesthesiology AND Role of Anaesthetist

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03965806
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 29, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SHANKAR LAL, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Brief Summary:


Anaesthesia is a relatively new specialty as compared to medicine and surgery(1). Lack of public exposure and direct patient interaction have led to limited knowledge regarding anesthesiology among patients (2, 3). Status of anesthesiologist and anesthesiology in the eyes of public has always been a problem. Recent advancement in the field of anesthesiology has led to progress in surgical techniques and procedures, it is not always given its due share in media(2). Although professional bodies around the world are trying to improve awareness about anesthesiology, patient's knowledge about anesthesiology and anesthesiologist is largely inaccurate (4-6).

Studies done in developed countries have shown that patients have limited knowledge about role of anesthesiologist outside the operating room (2, 5, 7 ). A study done in India in 2009 shows that there was a wide spread ignorance about anesthesiology and role of anesthesiologist in general public(6). A survey done in Pakistan in 1999 showed that only 56% patients identified anesthesiologist as a doctor(4). Another study done in 2004 showed that 82% patients knew that anesthesiologist is a doctor but more than fifty percent had no idea about their other responsibilities in the hospital(8).

In recent past there may be an increase in awareness about anesthesiology because of explosive growth in media and internet (3). Whether this reflects on patient's knowledge needs to be determined. This information is important for establishing good patient doctor relationship and further efforts to educate general public about the importance of anesthesiology and role of anesthesiologist in health care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration: 4 Months
Official Title: Awareness About Field of Anaesthesiology and Role of Anaesthetist Among General Population of Ireland
Actual Study Start Date : May 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 15, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 15, 2019

Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: SURVEY

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The objective of this study is to evaluate the current knowledge regarding field of anesthesiology and role of anesthesiologist in general population of Ireland. [ Time Frame: 2 TO 3 MONTHS ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
General Population of Ireland visiting Hospital or Working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. People visiting or working in our lady of Lourdes hospital.
  2. Age 18 and above.
  3. Both male and female

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. People refusing to give consent.
  2. Pediatric patients (patients up to age of 16years).
  3. Language barrier.
  4. Patient unable to understand the questions due to disability.
  5. Patients who are doctors.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03965806

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Contact: SHANKAR D LAL, MBBS/FCPS +353879300866

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Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Recruiting
Drogheda, Louth, Ireland, A92 R9Y0
Contact: SHANKAR LAL, MBBS/FCPS    0879300866   
Contact: SHANKAR D LAL, MBBS/FCPS    +353879300866   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
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Responsible Party: SHANKAR LAL, SHANKAR, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda Identifier: NCT03965806    
Other Study ID Numbers: u2know1T
First Posted: May 29, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No