Impact of Pandemic COVID-19 on Surgical Specialities Residents in Italy: an Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (S.P.I.G.C.) Survey

Impact of Pandemic COVID-19 on Surgical Specialities Residents in Italy

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Ospedale Policlinico San Martino

Source Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
Brief Summary

The Coronavirus Emergency has severely affected Italian Healthcare National System. This event made it necessary to adopt extraordinary containment measures and to allocate extraordinary resources in Italian hospitals. In many centers routinely elective surgical activity has been decreased or even completely abolished. We believe that this exceptional condition is being consequently having a significant impact on surgical training programs.

Detailed Description

Purpose of this investigation, organized by the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (S.P.I.G.C.), is to establish the impact of COVID-19 emergency in the work and training activities of Italian surgical residents.

There will be collected the residents' impressions by completing a survey on this topic.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date March 15, 2020
Completion Date May 1, 2020
Primary Completion Date April 15, 2020
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Measure of the impact of COVID Emergency on surgical specialist training programs 1-3 months after the beginning of COVID emergency in Italy
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Measure of impact of COVID Emergency on wellness of residents 1-3 months after the beginning of COVID emergency in Italy
Enrollment 800
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Behavioral

Intervention name: COVID-surgRES questionaire

Description: The questionaire gives a multidimensional assessment of residents' impression with regard to impact of COVID emergency on Italian specialist training programs

Arm group label: Residents in surgical areas

Eligibility

Sampling method: Non-Probability Sample

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Residents in the following surgical specialities: cardiothoracic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pediatric surgery, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, urology, and vascular surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- Undergratuated and postgraduated students

- Consultants in surgical areas

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Location
facility
U.O.C. Chirurgia Generale Universitaria "V. Bonomo"
Ospedale Perrino Asl Brindisi
Dipartimento di scienze mediche e chirurgiche, Università di Catanzaro
Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo-Forlanini
IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli
Ospedale Cristo re
Location Countries

Italy

Verification Date

May 2020

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Ospedale Policlinico San Martino

Investigator full name: Fabio Barra

Investigator title: MD

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Arm Group

Arm group label: Residents in surgical areas

Study Design Info

Observational model: Cohort

Time perspective: Prospective

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov