Volume 24, Issue 112 (5-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(112): 2-7 | Back to browse issues page

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Bozorgi F, Laali A, Mohammadi kia A. Prevalence and factors associated with burnout in emergency medical ‎workers in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014; 24 (112) :2-7
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3306-en.html
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Background and purpose: The professional burnout is one of the main factors in efficiency decline, loss ‎of human power and psycho-physical problems. In regard to the importance of emergency medical workers’ role in ‎health system, the aim of this study was to compare the professional burnout of emergency medical workers of ‎Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences and its related factors.‎ Materials and methods: In this descriptive correlational study, the samples were chosen by random ‎classification. Sample consisted of 155 emergency medical workers of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. ‎Instrument used was the standard Maslach burnout inventory (Maslach et al.) and questionnaire of related factors ‎of burnout such as personality, management, contact and economic factors.‎ Results: In this study, emergency medical workers showed highly depersonalization and moderate ‎emotional exhaustion and reduced accomplishment. In order to related factors of burnout, economic factors were ‎the most and personality factors were lowest role. There was a positive association between emotional exhaustion ‎and personality and economic factors (P < 0.001). Depersonalization also had a positive correlation with ‎educational level ‎(P < 0.001) and personality factors (P < 0.001) and management factors (P < 0.001).‎ Conclusion: According to the results of this study and importance of emergency medical workers’ job, ‎promoting the economic and management problems of these personnel are important.‎
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Emergency Medicine

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