Prevalencia del síndrome de burnout en profesionales de la salud durante la pandemia de COVID-19 en una clínica privada de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Frequency of burnout syndrome among health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Sebastián Olivares, Claudio Olmos, José Ruiz-Tagle, Gonzalo Campaña

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Abstract

Background: COVID-19 pandemic increased the prevalence of burnout syndrome. Aim: To describe the prevalence of burnout syndrome in health care workers of a private clinic in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study, the study population were health care workers of a private clinic. An online version of Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey was applied during June 2020. Variables such as age, sex, marital status, number of children, service, occupation, and night shift were studied. Results: We collected 846 responses. A 36% (95% confidence intervals (CI) [32,8-39,2]) prevalence of high levels of burnout syndrome was found. Thirty one percent (95% CI [28,1-34,3]) of the respondents had high levels of emotional exhaustion (AE), 33% (95%CI [29,8-36,2]) had low personal fulfillment (RP) and 30% (95%CI [26,6-32,7]) had high levels of depersonalization (DP). Conclusions: Healthcare workers showed concerning levels of burnout syndrome. It is recommended to pay special attention to high levels of emotional exhaustion in nursing and night shift staff. Institutions should develop and apply prevention and emotional support strategies in health personnel.

Translated title of the contributionFrequency of burnout syndrome among health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1342-1350
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume150
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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