Sociodemographic, labour and administrative factors which affect the professional exhaustion of the doctors and nurses

The work of professionals of health, the natural difficulty that this involves also the internal imperfections in the administrative system of hospital often lead the workers to mental exhaustion, sharpness, cynicism and feeling of unpleasant compromise with their initial expectations. Aim: The basic aim of present research was the investigation of level of professional exhaustion of nurses and doctors that they work in a hospital at the north side of Athens, in correlation with sociodemographic, labour and administrative factors. MATERIAL-Method: Initially were printed 250 questionnaires and were shared in 100 nurses and 150 doctors. Finally were returned the 195. The total abstention amounted in the 22% (abstention of doctors: 32%, abstention of nurses: 7%). The total sample of study they constituted 195 individuals, from which 102 doctors and 93 nurses. For the collection of data of study was used the known questionnaire of recording of professional burnout (the Maslach and Jackson) while the labour and administrative factors were examined base of experimental questionnaires that it drew up by the authors. The statistical analysis of data became with the statistical parcel of SPSS-11. In all the questionnaires we realised multiply regression analysis and a wide trial of factors of internal cohesion of reliability (Cronbach’s alpha 0.60–0.88, KMO 0.76–0.92, R>5, R square >0.5). Results: The comparison of factors of professional burnout with the place of work (doctor, nurse) revealed that exists powerful cross-correlation between the places of work and the sentimental exhaustion and the cynicism feeling. On the contrary does not exist cross-correlation among the places of work and the personal realisations. Doctors and nurses have equally the sense of personal success but also professional interest. All the components of burnout syndrome were connected with five labour and three administrative factors. Nurses are in a worse situation than doctors, base on their own reports and administration’s culture influence negatively their personal accomplishments. Conclusions: Really, nurses are more sensitive than doctors in burnout factors.

Category: Volume 45, N 3
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Created Date: 15-09-2006
Authors: Antigoni Karaniadou , Fotis Anagnostopoulos , Maria K. Telioni