This trial will test whether removing work email apps from phones during leisure time reduces stress for healthcare workers.
- Caregiver Burnout
1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: At the end of leisure time (through study completion, an average of 1 week)
2 Treatment Groups
1 of 2
Reduce screen time
1 of 2
388 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Reduce screen time · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any vacancies within this clinical trial?
"The clinical trial is ongoing, with the original posting date of 11/9/2021 and its most recent update also on 11/9/2021. Thus, it remains open to applicants." - Anonymous Online Contributor
How many participants are accepted into this medical experiment?
"Affirmative. The information available on clinicaltrials.gov illustrates that this medical experiment is actively onboarding patients, having first been posted on November 9th 2021 and subsequently updated the same day. 388 individuals are needed from 1 trial centre to participate in the study." - Anonymous Online Contributor