:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Summer 2014) ::
JHPM 2014, 3(3): 16-26 Back to browse issues page
Burnout, dimensions and its related factors in the operational staff of medicine emergency
H Ebrahimi , A Navidian , M Ameri , M Sadeghi
Medical Emergency Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. , mahdisadeghi@shmu.ac.ir
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  Introduction: Stressful and unpredictable conditions in the pre - hospital emergency medical staff by imposing additional psychological pressure can affect and cause serious consequences in the long run. The aim of this study was to determine the burnout, dimensions and its related factors in the operational staff of medicine emergency.

  Materials & Methods: This descriptive- correlation study was conducted on 114 operational staff of medicine emergency in Shahroud city . They were selected through convenient sampling method. The instruments used were included personal and professional information form and "Maslach Burnout Questionnaire". Content validity and test- retest reliability were measured. Data was analyzed by SPSS/16.

  Findings: Most staff had a moderate level of burnout in terms of reps (53.78%) and severity (43.82%) Burnout (in all dimensions) was the most of the personnel at the moderate level. There was a significant correlation between burnout and age (P<0.001), work experience (P=0.02) and working hours (P<0.001) but no significant correlation between marital status (P=0.18) and educational level (P=0.09).

  Conclusion: Burnout among emergency medicine personnel was moderate level. Also it was noted that burnout increases as age and work experience of personnel rises. Education in order to decrease the impact of burnout condition further precaution is suggested.

Keywords: Emergency medicine, Burnout, Emergency.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: human power management
Received: 2014/01/6 | Accepted: 2014/06/30 | Published: 2014/06/30

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