A Pilot Study to Test the Acceptability and Feasibility of Relaxation Rooms to Help Reduce Occupational Stress Among Healthcare Workers


Test the acceptability and feasibility of a relaxation room to reduce work stress among clinicians and collect clinician-reported outcome data after using the relaxation room.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 2022

Detailed Description

The plan is to pilot test a relaxation room to demonstrate its acceptability and feasibility in the hospital and collect clinician-centered outcomes. This study will inform the design of a future trial using this intervention.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Acceptability
    • Time Frame: 12 months
    • the proportion of clinicians who found the MindBreaks room to be somewhat acceptable or acceptable

Secondary Measures

  • Recruitment
    • Time Frame: 12 months
    • the number recruited
  • Room Usage
    • Time Frame: 12 months
    • how long participants stayed in the MindBreaks room

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Clinician at Mayo working at St. Mary's hospital or the downtown Rochester campus during the study Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any physical condition that might prevent them from sitting for 20-30 minutes in the room – Significant hearing loss that they would not be able to hear the audio stimuli – Significant vision loss that they would not be able to see the visual stimuli

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 80 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Mayo Clinic
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Colin West, Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Education and Medicine, College of Medicine – Mayo Clinic
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Colin P West, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Mayo Clinic
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Hayden G Halbach, 507-255-2648, halbach.hayden@mayo.edu

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