Regional Anesthesia Practice in Greece

Overview

The purpose of this structured questionnaire is to provide useful insight on the practice of regional anesthesia in Greece and depict the result of educational efforts taking place in the country to expand the knowledge and practice of regional anesthesia in the country

Full Title of Study: “Regional Anesthesia Practice in Greece and Depiction of the Effect of Educational Activities in This Respect”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 15, 2020

Interventions

  • Procedure: participation in Regional Anesthesia Seminar
    • this group of anesthesiologists attended the Regional Anesthesia Seminar
  • Procedure: no participation in Regional Anesthesia Seminar
    • this group of anesthesiologists did not attend the Regional Anesthesia Seminar

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • participation in Regional Anesthesia Seminar
    • this group consists of anesthesiologists that have attended a Regional Anesthesia Seminar taking place once a year
  • no participation in Regional Anesthesia Seminar
    • this group consists of anesthesiologists that have not attended a Regional Anesthesia Seminar taking place once a year

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • knowledge and practice of regional anesthesia techniques
    • Time Frame: one month
    • this is a 36-item free-text questionnaire, aiming at assessing knowledge and practice of regional anesthesia amongst participants

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • greek anesthesia practitioners Exclusion Criteria:

  • nurses – operating department assistants – surgeons

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 24 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Aretaieion University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Dr Kassiani Theodoraki, Professor of Anesthesiology – Aretaieion University Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Kassiani Theodoraki, PhD, DESA, Principal Investigator, Aretaieion University Hospital

References

Huang J, Gao H. Regional anesthesia practice in China: a survey. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov;34:115-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.071. Epub 2016 May 3.

Smith MP, Sprung J, Zura A, Mascha E, Tetzlaff JE. A survey of exposure to regional anesthesia techniques in American anesthesia residency training programs. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 1999 Jan-Feb;24(1):11-6.

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