This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition mental health
Treatment education of medical humanities
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Ming Kuang
Collaborator Sun Yat-sen University
Start date December 2015
End date September 2016
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT02645643, MEI001


The doctor-patient relationship was becoming worse. More and more work-related violence has happened to physicians and nurses. A portion of medical students felt depressed and thought that the career future was gloomy. The study was designed to measure the empathy, an vital element of professionalism, well-being of mental and study emotion. Furthermore, the investigators explored an intervention of group study to promote medical students' professionalism, mental health and study emotion.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Medical students rolled into this group would accept education of medical humanities.
education of medical humanities
The medical students in the intervention group would gain education about the medical humanities, but not the control group.
(No Intervention)
Medical students rolled into this group would not gain education of medical humanities.

Primary Outcomes

Medical students' empathy
time frame: 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

Medical students' burnout
time frame: 3 months
Quality of life of Medical students
time frame: 3 months
Medical students' self-efficiency
time frame: 3 months
Medical students' depression
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 25 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 1 age 18 to 25 years - 2 junior students majoring in clinical medicine - 3 no mental diseases previously Exclusion Criteria: - Did not meet inclusion criteria

Additional Information

Official title Intervention to Promote Medical Students Empathy, Well-being and Study emotion-a Randomized Clinical Trial.
Description A total number of 200 junior medical students are going to be enrolled according to inclusive criteria. They are divided into two groups, one group is given education about medical humanities when the other group is not given any intervention but the same room and time.The outcomes including empathy, depression, quality of life, burnout and self-efficiency are measured before, during and after the trial.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Sun Yat-sen University.