Wajeeha, A. Javed, U. J. Iqbal, O. Arshad, R. J. Iqbal, M. I. Baig, A. Iqbal
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Frequency of Burnout Syndrome among Health Care Providers and its Association with Gender and Work setup

Wajeeha, A. Javed, U. J. Iqbal, O. Arshad, R. J. Iqbal, M. I. Baig, A. Iqbal



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ABSTRACT

Objective: To find out the frequency of burnout syndrome among health care providers and its association with gender and work setup

Methodology: It was a cross sectional studyinvolving 272 health care providersby convenient sampling, working in government hospitals and private hospitals. Level of Burnout was assessed by Maslach Burnout inventory (MBI). Data was analyzed by SPSS v.25. p-value ≤ 0.05 was considered as significant

Results: The mean score of emotional exhaustion, cynicism and professional proficiency were 17.85±7.2, 19.32± 9.3 and 28.39±9.8 respectively. Males had more emotional exhaustion and cynicism burnout as compared to females but the results were insignificant. Professional proficiency burnout was significantly higher in females. In type of work setup, results were statistically significant for emotional exhaustion and professional proficiency. There was more burnout among health care providers working in private work setup.

Conclusion: According to levels of burnout high level of cynicism and professional proficiency, and moderate level emotional exhaustion burnout were present among health care providers. Professional proficiency was significantly associated with gender and work setup while emotional exhaustion was significantly associated with work setup.

Key words: Mental health, Occupational Health, Professional burnout, Stress



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