Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Investigation of the burnout syndrome among the employees of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy at the University of Szeged]

STANKOVIC Mona1, JAGODICS-VARGA Leila2, BABIK Barna3, PETŐ Zoltán4, TÖREKI Annamária 1

DECEMBER 15, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(06)

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[Research on burnout syndrome among healthcare professionals is of pre­dominant importance and enables improvement of intervention programs. Our aim is to evaluate the burnout syndrome among the employees of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy at the University of Szeged. Cross-sectioned design utilizing a self-administrated questionnaire was used to collect data from the staff. Burnout was measured using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, while psychological immune competence was measured using the Psychological Immune Competence Questionnaire. Burnout is higher among subjects who work more weekly hours and who report more somatic symptoms. Burnout levels are lower among participants who report more social rela­tion­ships and stronger psychological immune system. Burnout of healthcare professionals has an impact on their well-being as well as indirectly on the quality of patient care.With better knowledge of the protective and risk factors, better intervention and prevention methods can be developed. ]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, Sürgősségi Betegellátó Önálló Osztály, Szeged
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, Aneszteziológiai és Intenzív Terápiás Intézet, Szeged
  3. Szegedi Tudomány­egyetem, Általános Orvos­tudományi Kar, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, Aneszteziológiai és Intenzív Terápiás Intézet, Szeged
  4. Szegedi Tudomány­egyetem, Általános Orvos­tudományi Kar, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, Sürgősségi Betegellátó Önálló Osztály, Szeged

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