Burnout syndrome and engagement among critical care providers: a cross-sectional study

Translated title of the contribution: Síndrome de burnout e engajamento em profissionais de saúde : um estudo transversal

Carolina Sant Anna Antunes Azevedo Castro, Karina Tavares Timenetsky, Marcelo Katz, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Andre Carvalho Felício, Tais Moriyama, Ana Merzel Kernkraut, Leonardo José Rolim Ferraz, Ary Serpa Neto

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of severe burnout syndrome among critical care providers and to correlate it with work engagement. METHODS: A self-administered survey including the Maslach Burnout Inventory, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales, and Gallup questionnaire was distributed. All analyses were stratified by setting (intensive care unit or step-down unit) and by professional group (nurses versus physicians versus physiotherapists). RESULTS: Between February 2017 and June 2017, 206 out of 325 invited professionals (63.4%) answered the questionnaires. Of these, 55 were physicians (26.7%), 88 were physiotherapists (42.7%) and 63 were nurses (30.6%). The frequency of severe burnout was 34.3% (27.9 - 41.4%), and no difference was found between professional groups or settings. The frequency of severe or very severe cases of depression, anxiety or stress was 12.9%, 11.4% and 10.5%, respectively. The median (interquartile range) score observed on the Gallup questionnaire was 41 (34 - 48), and no differences were found between professional groups or settings. There was a negative correlation between burnout and work engagement (r = -0.148; p = 0.035). CONCLUSION: There is a high frequency of severe burnout among critical care providers working in the intensive care unit and step-down unit. There was a negative correlation between burnout and work engagement.

Translated title of the contributionSíndrome de burnout e engajamento em profissionais de saúde : um estudo transversal
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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