Prevalence and factors affecting burnout among medical professionals-A cross sectional study from a tertiary care teaching hospital

M Virgin Joena, R Ananda, Xavier Pragasam, Benita Florence
2016 unpublished
Increasingly many studies across the globe in the recent past have documented increase in prevalence of burnout among various cadres of health care professionals at very young age. Even though the burden, influencing factors and adverse consequences of burnout on professional and personal life have been documented by many studies from the west, there are very few studies conducted on the subject in Indian health care providers. The current study has been undertaken to assess the prevalence of
more » ... the prevalence of burn out and factors influencing it among clinicians in an urban tertiary care hospital in a state of Tamil Nadu. Materials and methods: The current study was a cross sectional of 73 clinicians working in a single tertiary care teaching hospital, who were selected by convenient sampling. Burn out was assessed by Maslach Burnout Inventory scale. Results: The proportion of overall burnout reported in the study was 34.2%. Among the all the potential factors, which were assessed for their association with burnout in the study population, the