Official Title
Nursing Perspective on Burnout and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit of an Exclusively Covid-19 Hospital: the Malaysian Experience
Brief Summary

The investigators plan to perform an observational study to evaluate the prevalence of burnout, depression and medical errors in a designated exclusive Covid-19 patients hospital in Malaysia, during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the relationship between burnout and depression with medical errors will be assessed. The population studied will be the nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit, who are at higher risk due to the nature of their work at the frontlines of the pandemic.

Detailed Description

During this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the whole world, Malaysia is also
affected, with more than 5000 patients infected in the whole country as of 20th April, 2020.
Many Intensive Care Unit nurses, who are at the frontlines of managing Covid-19 patients,
face increased workload, in addition to psychological stress from managing these patients,
with stress also coming from being exposed to the risk of cross infection. Hence, they are
possibly at high risk of burnout and depression. In such a time of increased stress, the
investigators also seek to find out the prevalence of medical errors made by Intensive Care
Unit nurses during this pandemic, and whether the medical errors are associated with burnout.
Factors associated with burnout, depression and medical errors will also be evaluated.

Burnout, Professional
Medical Errors

Diagnostic Test: Questionnaire

Assessment of demographics, burnout, depression and self-perceived medical errors

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria

1. All nurses currently serving in the ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital

Exclusion criteria

1. Subjects who refuse to participate

2. Subjects working in ICU, Sungai Buloh Hospital, for less than 1 month

Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years ~ Maximum: N/A

Sungai Buloh Hospital
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

University of Malaya
NCT Number
Medical errors
Intensive Care Unit nurses
MeSH Terms
Burnout, Professional
Burnout, Psychological