Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Burnout and depression among healthcare nursing staff]

IRINYI Tamás1,2, NÉMETH Anikó3,2

APRIL 30, 2022

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2022;35(2)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.55608/nover.35.0009

[The aim was to assess the levels of burnout and depressive symptoms among nursing staff members. We designed an online questionnaire for the present cross-sectional study, which was filled out by 10 285 participants between 01-27-2022 and 02-14-2022. The mean score of burnout showed a decrease compared to the score measured in 2021; however, the percent of nursing staff members suffering from burnout is still high (64.4%), from which 42% indicates severe burnout which would requires treatment. Concerning depressive symptoms, 57.8% of participants did not indicate the presence of depression, the rest presented different levels of depressive symptoms (6.8% showed severe depressive symptoms). Currently patients’ chance of recovery is under the expected level of what our healthcare system could provide, which is partially due to the affected mental state of healthcare nursing staff.]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Pszichiátriai Klinika
  2. MESZK Csongrád-Csanád Megyei Területi Szervezet
  3. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar

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