Affordable Access

Publisher Website

COVID19 pandemic impacts on anxiety of French urologist in training: Outcomes from a national survey.

  • Abdessater, M1
  • Rouprêt, M2
  • Misrai, V3
  • Matillon, X4
  • Gondran-Tellier, B5
  • Freton, L6
  • Vallée, M7
  • Dominique, I8
  • Felber, M1
  • Khene, Z-E6
  • Fortier, E9
  • Lannes, F5
  • Michiels, C10
  • Grevez, T11
  • Szabla, N12
  • Boustany, J13
  • Bardet, F14
  • Kaulanjan, K15
  • Seizilles de Mazancourt, E4
  • Ploussard, G16
  • And 2 more
  • 1 Sorbonne Université, GRC n(o) 5, Predictive onco-urology, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Urology, 75013 Paris, France. , (France)
  • 2 Sorbonne Université, GRC n(o) 5, Predictive onco-urology, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Urology, 75013 Paris, France. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
  • 3 Clinique Pasteur, 31300 Toulouse, France. , (France)
  • 4 Department of Urology and Transplantation, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. , (France)
  • 5 Department of Urology, La Conception University Hospital, Assistance-Publique Marseille, Marseille, France. , (France)
  • 6 Department of Urology, University Hospital of Rennes, Rennes, France. , (France)
  • 7 Department of Urology, Poitiers University Hospital, Poitiers, France. , (France)
  • 8 Department of Urology, Groupe Hospitalier Diaconesses Croix Saint-Simon, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 9 Department of Urology, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France. , (France)
  • 10 Department of Urology, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France. , (France)
  • 11 Department of Urology, CHRU Tours, Francois Rabelais University, Tours, France. , (France)
  • 12 Department of Urology and Transplantation, Caen University Hospital, Caen, France. , (France)
  • 13 Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Henri Mondor University Hospital, Créteil, France. , (France)
  • 14 Department of Urology, Dijon University Hospital, Dijon, France. , (France)
  • 15 Department of Urology, CHU Pointe-à-Pitre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. , (Guadeloupe)
  • 16 Department of Urology, Ramsay Santé, Clinique La Croix du Sud, Quint Fonsegrives, France. , (France)
  • 17 Department of Urology, CHRU Tours, Francois Rabelais University, Tours, France; Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. , (Austria)
Published Article
Progrès en Urologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.purol.2020.04.015
PMID: 32376208


The COVID-19 outbreak in France is disturbing our health system. Urologists in training who are already known to have burnout, are in the front line to face this disease. The aim of our study was to assess the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on young French urologists in training. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire evaluating the pandemic added stress, and its negative impact on work and training quality, was e-mailed to the members of the French Association of Urologists in Training (AFUF). The association includes all French junior and senior residents. The survey lasted 3 days. Multivariable analyses using logistic regression was performed to identify the predictive factors. Two hundred and seventy-five (55.5%) of the 495 AFUF members responded to the questionnaire. More than 90% of responders felt more stressed by the pandemic. Fellows and senior residents were more likely to feel that the crisis had an important impact on their work quality (OR=1.76, IC95=[1.01-3.13]), even more when COVID 19 patients were present in their department (OR=2.31, IC95=[1.20-4.65]). Past medical history of respiratory disease (OR=2.57, IC95=[1.31-5.98]) and taking in charge COVID19 patients (OR=1.85, IC95=[0.98-3.59]) were additional risk factors. COVID19 pandemic has a negative impact on young French urologists in training and on their work and training quality. Managing their psychosocial well-being during this time is as important as managing their physical health. 3. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Report this publication


Seen <100 times