Investigation of factors influencing burnout levels in the professional and private lives of nurses.
ABSTRACT This is a descriptive, cross-sectional and partly analytic study aiming to determine the factors causing burnout in professional and private lives of nurses working in the university and state hospitals in a city. About 333 nurses were reached by sampling method. Data collection was made by a question form consisting of two parts. The first part was developed by the investigators. In this part, data on demographic, professional and private life conditions of individuals were collected. In the second part, "Maslach Burnout Inventory" was used to determine the burnout levels of individuals. The most important findings of the present study are as follows: higher education level, work experience and higher status decrease burnout while working at night shifts increases it. In addition, nurses who have problems in relations with the other team members and are not satisfied with their work conditions have higher levels of burnout. Having difficulty in childcare and in doing house chores, health problems of the nurse herself or her children, economic hardships and difficulties encountered in transportation are other factors increasing burnout.
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ABSTRACT: Background: Burnout is a common syndrome associated with job stresses in the health sector personnel, especially female nurses. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate burnout and its association with types of capital among female nurses in educational hospitals of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Patients and Methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. The study population was all female nurses working in educational hospitals of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Participants completed a questionnaire containing three parts as: Maslach Burnout Inventory, the types of capital and sociodemographic characteristics. Data Analysis was done using SPSS version 18. Results: In total, 40% of female nurses had a high level of burnout. The mean scores of the emotion exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment were 33.7, 16 and 25.7, respectively. In addition, 50% of female nurses had a high social capital, 86% of them had a moderate economic capital and 49.3% had a low cultural capital. Finally, there were significant negative correlations between burnout and capital types (economic, cultural and social). Conclusions: The prevalence of burnout among nurses is high. Capital types had a positive impact on reducing burnout. Therefore, maintaining capital types should be considered to decrease burnout in nurses.undishapur J Health Sci. 03/2014; 6(3):2014.
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ABSTRACT: Burnout has been shown to be present in different health professions, but the prevalence among physiotherapists working in an Arabian setting has not been established. [Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the burnout levels of physiotherapists working in Saudi Arabia and the association of burnout with work and organization-related factors. [Subjects and Methods] A cross-sectional study was conducted at government hospitals in Saudi Arabia. One hundred and nineteen Saudi physiotherapists were included. They electronically completed a questionnaire that included the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Areas of Worklife Survey. [Results] Participants showed a moderate degree of burnout as reflected by mean scores of the three subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The majority of participants demonstrated moderate to high burnout levels across the three subscales. A significant association was found between the exhaustion subscale and the subspecialty in which participants worked. A strong association was found between workload and exhaustion subscale scores. [Conclusion] This study was the first to explore burnout and related factors among physiotherapists in an Arabian setting. A moderate degree of burnout and associations of burnout with work and organizational factors were found. The findings may help human resource planning and managing the physiotherapy services.Journal of Physical Therapy Science 08/2014; 26(8):1193-8. · 0.20 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Citation: Zencirci AD (2012) Sleep Quality in Shift Workers. J Sleep Disord Ther 1:e104. doi:10.4172/jsdt.1000e104 Copyright: © 2012 Zencirci AD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Health care professionals generally work with shift system since they should be accessible by patients on a twenty-four hour basis. Costa defined "shift work" "a way of organizing daily working hours in which different persons or teams work in succession to cover more than usual 8-hour day, up to the whole 24 hours" . Shift work stresses people and, thereby, demolishes their health, well-being, and lifestyles. Furthermore, the shift system worsens natural human circadian rhythm, sleep quality , and causes even more common sleep and health problems: gastrointestinal problems such as digestive disorders and ulcer, neck and back pain, fatigue, depression, tiredness, job stress, emotional disorders, and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases [3-5] among nurses on rotating shifts than those in non-rotating shifts [6-8]. Sleeping at day time decreases the duration and the quality of the sleep partly because of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) period . Strained people more likely experience depression, somatic disturbances, sleep disorders, and burnout, all of which threaten the quality of health care they provide [4,10]. Over-tiredness also decreases concentration and increases most likely errors and accidents [9,11]. Furthermore, scarce sleep shortens situational awareness, problem-solving capacity, and vigilance, even further jeopardizes patient safety . Shift work, that involves circadian disruption is probably carcinogenic to humans , has been implicated as a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome and diabetes . Burnout is another important problem for health care professionals in shifts [14,15]. Decreased sleep quality is considered to increase burnout level in nurses. Burnout is a psychological response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job, and is defined by the three dimensions of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment [16,17]. As a result; burnout creates higher expenses to all parts; patient, health care professionals, and the health system.Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy. 01/2012; 01(01).