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COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing for Healthcare Students (PoWerS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04429828
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Holly Blake, University of Nottingham

Brief Summary:
We have developed an online learning resource designed to support healthcare staff during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource has been produced in anticipation of the psychological effect of working during this time. This is an open access, free, online resource available here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_22794 It is designed to be relevant for healthcare staff, and we are evaluating it now with healthcare students as our next generation of healthcare staff. We are interested in knowing more about your views of healthcare students towards this package. This will help us to determine its value as a learning resource to support psychological wellbeing in healthcare students, alongside other welfare supports. The aim is to describe the views of healthcare students towards an e-learning package developed in response to COVID-19 on Psychological Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Psychological Wellbeing Other: COVID-19 e-package: Psychological wellbeing for healthcare workers Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The investigators aim to:

  • gather insight into the emotional highs and lows of being a healthcare student during the pandemic
  • identify any facilitators, obstacles or barriers to accessing the e-package.
  • identify perceptions of healthcare students towards the value of the e-package during and after the COVID19 pandemic.
  • establish recommendations for longer-term support for psychological wellbeing in healthcare students.

Qualitative interviews will be conducted with up to 45 purposively sampled healthcare students who have accessed the e-learning resource. The interview will be semi-structured and include a measure of mental wellbeing (Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale, 14-item - license received), and single items measures of job stressfulness, job satisfaction, presenteeism, turnover intentions and work engagement.

Findings will inform future supportive interventions for healthcare students.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: All students have access to the COVID-19 educational package to support psychological wellbeing in healthcare students (usual practice). In this study the investigators will conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews with healthcare students about their mental wellbeing, and use of this e-package.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Masking Description: This is an evaluation of an educational learning package, which is a form of 'supportive intervention' for students provided during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore the investigators will conduct interviews with people who have used the e-package. The investigators will interview up to 45 participants.
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: PoWerS Study: Psychological Wellbeing for Healthcare Students: Evaluation of a COVID-19 Digital Learning Package
Estimated Study Start Date : June 13, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 30, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: e-package: psychological wellbeing for healthcare workers
A COVID-19 educational package on psychological wellbeing for healthcare workers, accessible to all healthcare students.
Other: COVID-19 e-package: Psychological wellbeing for healthcare workers
All healthcare students have access to a COVID-19 educational learning package around psychological wellbeing (usual practice). In this study the investigators will conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews with healthcare students about their mental wellbeing, and use of this e-package.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Qualitative Interviews with Healthcare Students [ Time Frame: Once per study, telephone interview (during a 6-week interview period) ]
    Users of the e-package

  2. Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    14-item scale to measure mental wellbeing. Total scores range from 14 to 70 and higher scores indicate greater positive mental wellbeing.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Single Item Measure of Global Job Stressfulness (Houdmont et al, 2019) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Single-item measure. Scores range from 1 to 5 and higher scores indicated greater job stressfulness.

  2. Single Item Global Job Satisfaction Measure (Dolbier et al, 2005) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Single-item measure. Scores range from 1 to 5 and higher scores indicated greater job satisfaction.

  3. Single Item Measure of Presenteeism (Aronsson & Gustafsson, 2004) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Single-item measure. Scores range from 1 to 4, with higher scores indicating greater presenteeism.

  4. Single Item Measure of Turnover intentions [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Single-item measure. Scored 1=no intent to leave, 2=intent to leave

  5. Work Engagement (Shaufeli et al, 2006) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Dedication subscale of the 9-item Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (3 items will be used: 2, 3 and 4). Scores range from 0 to 6, with higher scores indicating greater work engagement.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Healthcare students (e.g. any students who are registered on a healthcare course).
  • Ability to give informed consent.
  • Ability to attend an individual interview (remotely).

Exclusion criteria:

• Not a registered healthcare student.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04429828


Contacts
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Contact: Holly Blake, PhD +44(0)115 8231049 holly.blake@nottingham.ac.uk

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nottingham
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Responsible Party: Holly Blake, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science, University of Nottingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04429828    
Other Study ID Numbers: PoWerS_June2020
First Posted: June 12, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Interview data will be made available on request (after study end).
Time Frame: Interview data will be available on request at study end (after publication of findings).
Access Criteria: On request.

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