Supervisor-employee frequent check-ins to identify and address work stressors for Psychological Burnout

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
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Effectiveness
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Safety
OHSU, Portland, OR
Psychological Burnout+2 More
Supervisor-employee frequent check-ins to identify and address work stressors - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and process of frequent supervisor-employee check-ins in reducing burnout among employees of primary care clinics in Portland, OR. Healthcare workers are at risk for burnout and associated adverse health and safety outcomes, including chronic diseases and occupational injuries. Not only does burnout affect healthcare workers, but burnout also affects the quality of patient care. The proposed study will create a check-in process between supervisors and healthcare workers, which addresses supervisor support, awareness of services and resources, and work-life balance. The Work-life Check-ins project expects to see reduced burnout among employees participating in the check-ins intervention compared to those in the control group.

Eligible Conditions

  • Psychological Burnout

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months post supervisor check-ins training

Month 12
Change in Burnout baseline vs. 12th month follow-up
Change in Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) baseline vs. 12th month follow-up
Change in Organizational constraints baseline vs. 12th month follow-up
Change in Turnover intentions baseline vs. 12th month follow-up
Change in Values alignment with clinic leaders baseline vs. 12th month follow-up

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual practice, waitlist controls
1 of 2
Brief and frequent Work-life check-ins between clinic supervisors and each staff...
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment

500 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Supervisor-employee frequent check-ins to identify and address work stressors · No Placebo Group · N/A

Usual practice, waitlist controls
Other
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Usual practice waitlist controls · Intervention Types: Other
Brief and frequent Work-life check-ins between clinic supervisors and each staff member
Other
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Supervisor-employee frequent check-ins to identify and address work stressors · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months post supervisor check-ins training
Closest Location: OHSU · Portland, OR
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2009First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Psychological Burnout
31 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Oregon Health and Science UniversityLead Sponsor
880 Previous Clinical Trials
6,827,829 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a medical director, practice manager, supervisors, leads.
You are a patient-facing employee.
You are at least 18 years old.\n
You are employed at one of the 12 OHSU primary care clinics that weren't involved in the pilot study.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.