This is a quick survey to better understand your professional and lifestyle behaviours as well as perceptions of the workplace. The summative results of this survey, in conjunction with other assessments will inform future research initiatives to enhance surgery professional well-being and professional performance. Please answer openly and honestly. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous and your IP address is not collected. Completion of this survey is indicative of informed consent and data will be collected if you exit the survey before completion. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch with the lead researcher.
Thank you for participating.
Lead Researcher
Dale Whelehan,
Discipline of Surgery,
School of Medicine,
Trinity College Dublin
whelehd@tcd.ie.


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* I confirm I am a surgical trainee/surgeon.

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* What is your current gender identity?

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* What is your age?

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* How long is it since you first qualified from medicine?

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* Which of the following best describes your professional title?

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* What sector of work do you primarily work as a surgeon in?

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* What surgical specialty best describes the area of work you are in?

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* What region is your work currently based in?

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* In general, how would you rate your overall health?

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* Do you currently smoke cigarettes?

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* How many caffeinated drinks do you have each day?

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* How many litres of water do you have each day?

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* How often do you complete on-call work?

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* How many hours do you sleep on average each night on a week without on-call?

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* In general, how would you rate your overall daily work performance when you're not on-call?

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* How many hours on average do you sleep when on-call? [Skip if you do not complete on-call work]

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* In general, how would you rate your overall daily work performance when on-call? [Skip if you do not complete on-call work]

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* How many hours on average do you sleep after on-call? [Skip if you do not complete on-call work]

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* Would you consider your sleep pattern consistent?

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* In a typical week, how often do you feel fatigued at work?

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* In a typical week, how often do you feel fatigue negatively impacts your ability to perform surgical tasks optimally?

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* In a typical week, how often do you feel fatigue negatively impacts your ability to perform non-surgical professional tasks optimally?

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* I manage work-related fatigue effectively.

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* In a typical week, how often do you feel stressed at work?

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* I find it easy to switch off after work.

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* How long do you typically spend commuting to work daily?

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* How long do you typically spend commuting from work daily?

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* How many times in the average week do you engage in 30 minutes of light activity (i.e. leisurely walking, gardening, cleaning around the house)?

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* How many times in the average week do you engage in 30 minutes of moderate activity (i.e. brisk walking, light bicycling)?

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* How many times in the average week do you engage in 30 minutes of strenuous activity (i.e. running or jogging)?

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* Do you feel you get too much exercise, too little exercise, or about the right amount of exercise?

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* How important is exercise to you?

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* How many alcoholic drinks do you have each week?

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* How often do you eat breakfast?

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* How often do you eat lunch?

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* How often do you eat dinner?

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* How often do you eat fast food?

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* In a typical day, how many microwavable or ready-made meals do you eat?

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* How often do drink sugar-carbonated beverages?

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* How often do eat sweet things e.g. sweets, chocolate, crisps?

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* How many portions of fruit do you eat each day? If you don’t know for certain, please provide an estimate.

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* How many portions of vegetables do you eat each day? If you don’t know for certain, please provide an estimate.

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* When is the last time that you saw a doctor?

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* When is the last time that you saw a dentist?

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* In general, how would you rate your overall mental or emotional health?

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* During the past 4 weeks, how bothered did you feel by emotional problems such as feeling anxious, depressed, irritable, or sad?

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* During the past 4 weeks, how disruptive were your physical health or emotional problems to your normal social activities with family, friends, neighbours, or groups?

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* During the past 4 weeks, how disruptive were your physical health or emotional problems to your normal professional activities?

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* During the past 4 weeks, how supported did you feel when you wanted or needed help at work or at home ? For example, if you felt lonely and wanted to talk to someone or you got sick.

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* In my experience, surgery staff are treated fairly when they make mistakes.

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* We have enough staff to handle the workload.

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* If asked, I would honestly tell patients how much sleep I had before their surgery.

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* Error disclosure is promoted and implemented effectively in our profession.

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* I have made minor work-errors as a result of fatigue.

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* I have made major work-errors as a result of fatigue.

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* How much exposure to COVID-19 positive patients have you had to this point?

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* Have you personally contracted the COVID-19 virus?

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* In what ways has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on your personal and/or professional performance?

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* Have you any other thoughts, comments or concerns? 

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