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tjtfp. 2022; 13(1): 3-11

Burnout Syndrome and related factors among medical school interns and physicians at Kutahya Health Sciences University Faculty of Medicine

Engin Köylü, Yasemin Korkut.


Objective: Burnout is defined as a psychological condition that is defined as exhaustion, frustration, and dismissal due to intense working conditions, especially in individuals working in areas that are face to face with people. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the prevalence of burnout syndrome and related factors in intern doctors and physicians at the Faculty of Medicine, Kutahya University of Health Sciences.
Methods: This definitive, descriptive study was carried out in the senior students and physicians at Kutahya University of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine in September-December 2019. In the research, a personal data form and Maslach Burnout Inventory were used as data collection tools. Descriptive statistics are presented as a percentage, average, and standard deviation. Kruskal-Wallis, Mann Withney U test and Spearman correlation analysis were used in the analysis. A p-value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: A total of 239 physicians who agreed to participate in this study were included. Among the physicians who participated in the study, 33.1% were in the 23-28 age group and 49.8% were women. Of the physicians 31.4% had sleep problems and 79.5% stated that they had night shifts. Of the physicians 12.1% stated that they were exposed to physical violence by the patient or their relatives at the workplace, and 63.2% to the verbal violence. The emotional exhaustion subscale point averages of the physicians participating in the study were 18.6±5.3, the mean of depersonalization subscale score was 8.3 ± 3.5, and the mean score of personal achievement was 15.6 ± 5.2. In our study, there was a significant
difference between burnout levels according to the physicians’ gender, sleep problems, night shifts, confidence with the working
environmental, and exposure to violence (p

Key words: Burnout, physician, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment

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