300 health workers sought for COVID-19 burnout study

May 20, 2020

Factors associated with burnout in Quebec health care workers during the COVID-19

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is currently looking for 300 health
professionals and workers in Quebec to participate in a unique study on the " Factors associated
with burnout in Quebec health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: an observational

To help the research team led by Dr. Judith Brouillette, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at
the MHI, better understand the factors associated with burnout in healthcare professionals and
workers during pandemic periods, study participants will be asked to complete a twenty-minute
questionnaire twice and, if possible, provide a hair sample so their cortisol (stress hormone) level
can be assessed pre-post-pandemic.

The study will be conducted in two phases (phase 1 in June 2020 and phase 2 in March 2021) and
focus on resilience, social support, workload and perceived organizational support, as well as
access to simulation techniques and mental health resources.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has put a great deal of stress on our society, but in particular on the
healthcare system and on all those who work within in," said Dr. Brouillette. "This study will allow
us to better understand the risks of burnout in the context of a major health crisis so that we can
develop more targeted interventions to help safeguard the psychological health of healthcare
professionals and workers."

The 300 participants will be recruited between noon on May 21 and June 5, 2020. To learn more
or participate in the study, visit the

This study will be carried out with financial support from Quebec Ministry of Economy and
Innovation and the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation.

About the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Centre (MHICC)
The Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Centre (MHICC) is a leading academic clinical
research organization that is an integral part of the MHI. The MHICC has a network of staff in more
than 4,500 clinical facilities in more than 30 countries. MHICC has specific expertise in precision
medicine, low-cost, high-quality clinical trials and the development of new vocations for drugs.

About the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI)
Founded in 1954, the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) consistently strives for the highest standards
of excellence in cardiovascular education through its leadership in clinical and basic research, ultraspecialized
care, professional training and prevention. It is home to the largest cardiology research
centre, the largest cardiovascular prevention centre and the largest cardiovascular genetics centre
in Canada. The MHI is affiliated with the Université de Montréal and has more than 2,000
employees, including 245 physicians and more than 85 researchers.

For information
Daniel Granger
W. (514) 840-7990 | C. (514) 232-1556

Charlotte Blanche
(514) 914-0593