Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHSR/IRB)

PROPOSAL ID:3682
TITLE:RESILIENCY IN VETERINARY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:WHITE, COREY
PSYCHOLOGY
5844
CWHITE34@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDU
OTHER INVESTIGATORS:GAVIN WATERS
IRB SUMMARY: File Created: May 31, 2022
Department Chair Action Date: May 31, 2022
Current Status: Expedited Approval Granted
Action Date: June 9, 2022
Approval Expiration Date: June 9, 2023
Confidentiality Data are not linked to individuals

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

We are looking to understand important factors underlying stress and burnout among veterinary professionals. This field has one of the highest suicide rates among professional occupations, thus there is a strong interest in understanding why/how certain individuals have better resiliency than others. We will collect survey responses from veterinary professionals that focus on burnout factors, areas for improvement, and personality traits.

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

We will administer a ~30 item survey to veterinary technicians and veterinarians. The survey will be distributed through veterinary organizations/networks, and should take less than 30 mins to complete. All data will be anonymous and confidential. Responses will be mostly on a 7 point likert scale, and the questions will focus on 1) primary factors involved in burnout and/or the desire to leave the profession, 2) target areas to reduce burnout, 3) personality traits that predict resiliency.

ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS

The risks should be minimal. All data and responses will be anonymous and confidential. None of the questions will be on sensitive topics/issues.

SUBJECT SELECTION

We hope to get data from over 1000 veterinary technicians and over 300 veterinarians. The survey will be provided through an online link and distributed through veterinary organizations like Veterinary Partners.

CONFIDENTIALITY

No personal identifying information will be collected.

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