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BIAL Foundation
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DocumentAn exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 25/2004
2004 Grants
Start date: 2005-01 - 2012-09
25 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-036
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
036 - Identifying the determinants of stress and stress-related illness in newly qualified doctors
Duration: 2005-02 - 2007-11
Stafford L. Lightman, Mark Wetherell, Anna Crown, Kav Vedhara
Institution(s): Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience & Endocrinology, Bristol (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Lightman, S.
Secondary author(s):
Wetherell, M., Crown, A., Vedhara, K.
Number of reproductions:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Occupational stress / Psychoneuroimmunology / Endocrinology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2004-036.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 14/2004
An exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation
Publication year: 2010
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The first year practising medicine, pre-registration, is considered to be a stressful time for junior doctors. The aims of this study were to explore how levels of psychological distress were affected by changes in the working environment and to examine these effects across subjective (i.e. self-report) and objective (i.e. stress hormone cortisol) indices of psychological distress. A cohort of 36 pre-registration house officers (males = 15) completed a battery of psychosocial measures and collected salivary samples for the measurement of diurnal cortisol at the beginning and end of a 3–4-month clinical rotation with the assumption that the end of a rotation would be less stressful than the beginning. Results from the self-report measures remained constant over the two-time points suggesting no perceived change in emotional well-being on a subjective level. However, there is some evidence of neuro-endocrine changes across the two time points suggestive of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis dysregulation. In particular, there was a significant difference between the cortisol awakening rise with the greatest rise seen at the beginning of a rotation. In addition, the daily cortisol decline (diurnal slope) was also significantly less at this test time. These findings have implications for the discord apparent between self-report and physiological measures of psychological stress.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Brant, H.
Secondary author(s):
Wetherell, M. A., Lightman, S., Crown, A., Vedhara, K.
Document type:
Number of reproductions:
Brant, H., Wetherell, M. A., Lightman, S., Crown, A., & Vedhara, K. (2010). An exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation. Stress, 13(2), 155-162. doi: 10.3109/10253890903093778
2-year Impact Factor: 2.553|2010
Times cited: 31|2023-08-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Burnout / Cortisol / Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis / Occupational-stress / Pre-registration house officers / Psychiatric morbidity