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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01574924
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2012 by Fernanda Cristina Ordens Miguel, University of Coimbra.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fernanda Cristina Ordens Miguel, University of Coimbra

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date April 5, 2012
First Posted Date April 10, 2012
Last Update Posted Date April 16, 2012
Study Start Date April 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 12, 2012)
Personality [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ]
Change in the facets of personality domains (Neuroticism, Extroversion and Conscientiousness) measure with the portuguese version (Lima et al) of NEO PI-R (Costa & McCrae).
Original Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 7, 2012)
Personality [ Time Frame: 1st assessment: on the 1st month of medical specialty; final assessment: during the 1st month after medical specialty final exam (4,5, 6 -or more-years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency). ]
Change in the facets of personality domains (Neuroticism, Extroversion and Conscientiousness) measure with the portuguese version (Lima et al) of NEO PI-R (Costa & McCrae).
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 12, 2012)
  • Perfectionism [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ]
    Baseline (and changes)in Perfectionism measured using the portuguese version (Soares et al) of Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost)
  • Problem Solving Inventory (Vaz Serra et al) [ Time Frame: First assessment: 1st month of medical specialty. Second (final) assessment: 1st month after medical specialty final exam [4, 5, 6 (or more) years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency]. ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 7, 2012)
  • Perfectionism [ Time Frame: 1st assessment: on the 1st month of medical specialty; final assessment: during the 1st month after medical specialty final exam (4,5, 6 -or more-years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency). ]
    Baseline and change in Perfectionism measured using the portuguese version (Soares et al) of Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost)
  • Problem Solving Inventory (Vaz Serra et al) [ Time Frame: 1st assessment: on the 1st month of medical specialty; final assessment: during the 1st month after medical specialty final exam (4,5, 6 -or more-years after the 1st evaluation, according to the time taken to complete medical residency). ]
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Personality Change During Medical Residency
Official Title Personality Change During Medical Residency Across Different Medical Specialties
Brief Summary

The Ethics Committee of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (Portugal) complies, reports and is supervisioned by the Portuguese Ethics Committee.

The Ethics Committee of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra is an multidisciplinary organ of Ethics experts that give support to the board of hospital directors, the health personnel and patients, regarding bioethical issues emerging from clinical assistance activities (addressed to patient's health being, education and clinical research).

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All portuguese medical (first year) residents will be invited to participate in the study (target population).

Targeted enrollment stategies will be used to recruit participants (individual invitation emails). Also, the study will be disclosed in some social networks. The research team has created a proper email account (personalidade.internato@gmail.com) to answer any questions and to change email with the participants of the study.

To those who accepted and consent to participate (study population), it will be send the online link to create a confidential account and access (and to give answers to the questionnaires).

Condition
  • Personality
  • Coping Skills
Intervention Other: No intervention.
There are no interventions in this observational study.
Study Groups/Cohorts Medical residents
Intervention: Other: No intervention.
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Unknown status
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: April 7, 2012)
600
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Study Completion Date Not Provided
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical residents with ages between 23 and 45 years old, attending the first year of medical specialty in Portugal in the following specialties*: General Surgery, Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Intern Medicine, Gastroenterology; Cardiology; Rheumatology; Endocrinology; Oncology; Intensive Medicine; Pediatric; Radiology; Clinical Pathology; Neurology and Psychiatry.
  • Acceptance and commitment to participate in the study.
  • Signature of study' informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Attendance, during the study, in an international formative stage with a duration superior to 12 months.
  • Previous attendance of other medical specialty for more than one year.
  • Present or past history of major psychiatry disorders (illicit drug abuse with dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder)
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 23 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Portugal
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01574924
Other Study ID Numbers PERINT-01
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Fernanda Cristina Ordens Miguel, University of Coimbra
Study Sponsor University of Coimbra
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fernanda Miguel, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Fernanda Miguel, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Eva Mendes, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Susana Renca, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Joana Andrade, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Sandra Pereira, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Catarina Pereira, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Helena Rita, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Joaquim Cerejeira, MD. Ph D Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Ana Cabral, MD Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Salomé Caldeira, Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
Study Chair: Maria Soares, Ph D Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Study Chair: Telma Pereira, PhD Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Study Director: António Macedo, MD. PhD Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra; Department of Psychiatry at Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, EPE
PRS Account University of Coimbra
Verification Date April 2012