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Mahmoodi G R, Alhani F, Anousheh M, Rouhi G. Burnout Levels and Some Related Factors in Nurses of Golestan Province. PCNM. 2011; 1 (1) :43-54
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/nmcjournal/article-1-28-en.html
Department of Nursing, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Tehran
Abstract:   (20781 Views)

  Background and Objectives: Burnout is a syndrome usually found in health providers such as nurses and hospital employees. According to Maslach, burnout is a reflective physical and emotional exhaustion , depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Therefore, assessment of its related factors such as age, work duration, type of wards, and work schedule are very important.

  Material and Methods: This was a descriptive–analytical correlational study. The study was conducted among 272 nurses in hospitals. The research instrument was the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) questionnaire consisted of three parts including: 1) emotional exhaustion 2) depersonalization and 3) personal achievement with the Likert scoring scale. Data were analyzed using the SPSS.

  Results: There were 95 males and 177 females 60 singles and 206 married nurses. About 100 nurses had no children, and 33 nurses had three or more children. A majority of the participants were married. Most of the male (n=80), and female (n=156) nurses had BSc. educational level. The majority of the nurses had experience of clinical work in circular shifts. The study showed that 43.8% of the nurses had high level of emotional exhaustion burnout. In addition, there were significant relationships between severity and frequency of depersonalization with the number of children (p=0.001), position (p=0.008), and hospitals of different cities (p=0.022). There were also significant relationships between personal achievement and hospitals of different cities (p=0.02) and also depersonalization with employee (p=0.041).

  Conclusion : The results of this study showed that there were burnouts among nurses in dimension of e motional and depersonalization. There were also significant relationships between some family and professional factors.

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Type of Study: Orginal research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2012/07/1 | Accepted: 2016/12/6 | Published: 2016/12/6

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