Efectos de una intervención basada en atención plena para reducir el nivel de burnout en enfermeras

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce burnout levels in nurses

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Background: Literature describes that nursing professionals are particularly prone to develop burnout, especially those who work in units with a high physical and psychological demand. Several studies have shown the technique of mindfulness (MBI) as a useful resour-ce for the reduction of burnout in healthcare professionals, understood as simply stopping and being present, without mental judgments. The main goal of this study is to assess the impact of an intervention based on this technique. Methods: Exploratory pre-and post-intervention study (n=34 nurses). We implemented an 8-session mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention (MBSR) proposed by Shapiro and Carlson to measure participants’ mindfulness and burnout levels. To evaluate the di-fferences in the levels of mindfulness and burnout, we use a paired sample t-test. Finally, we analyze the correlation between session attendance and changes in burnout and mindfulness levels of participants. Results: There was a significant increase of 12,36 points (p<0.001) in mindfulness level among participants. No differences in the total score of burnout were observed. However, the ratings in guilty and indolence components of burnout scale significantly fell. We found a positive correlation between attendance and the change in mindfulness levels. No effect was observed in burnout levels. Conclusion: This study shows a positive effect of the intervention in mindfulness learning and some facets of burnout (guilty and indolence) among nursing professionals.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce burnout levels in nurses
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalSalud Uninorte
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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