Clinical Neuroscience

[The examination of burnout among healthcare workers]

FEJES Éva1,2, MÁK Kornél3, POHL Marietta3, BANK Gyula4, FEHÉR Gergely3,5, TIBOLD Antal3

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Clinical Neuroscience - 2021;74(09-10)


Journal Article

[Health reforms in recent decades have been largely based on economic considerations and have led to a significant problem in the sector today, with the issue of human resources being pushed back, which is exacerbated by burnout syndrome. The aim of this questionnaire-based study was to examine the complex background of burnout among health care workers in the cities of Komló, Pécs and Kecskemét. Baseline demographic data were recorded. Burnout was assessed by the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and the intensity of dysfunctional attitudes were also studied. Depression was detected by the Beck Scale and social supports, and effort-reward dysbalance were also examined. Overall 411 employees participated in our study. Age group distribution was middle aged access, vast majority of the workers was between 36 and 55 years. Mean burnout scale was 58.6 (SD = 16.3), 63 workers had mild (14.2%), 356 had moderate (80.7%) and 22 had severe (5.1%) burnout. In a multivariate analysis the type of work (OR = 1.018), age (OR = 2.514), marital status (OR = 1.148), job type (OR = 1.246) the lack of social support (OR = 1.189) and allowance (OR = 9.719) were independently associated with burnout (p < 0.05 in all cases). There was a significant association among burnout, depression and dysfunctional attitudes. The vast majority of our social workers suffered from moderate and a small, but significant proportion suffered from severe burnout. Our work draws attention to the modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors of burnout in this population, which may help in the development of preventive strategies.]


  1. écsi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Klinikai Központ, Foglalkozás-egészségügyi és Munkahigiénés Központ, Pécs
  2. Komlói Egészségcentrum, Bányászati Utókezelô és Éjjeli Szanatórium, Egészségügyi Központ, Komló
  3. Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Klinikai Központ, Foglalkozás-egészségügyi és Munkahigiénés Központ, Pécs
  4. Kecskeméti Kórház, Krónikus Belgyógyászati osztály, Kecskemét
  5. EÜ-MED Kft., Neurológiai Szakrendelés, Komló



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