Stress and burnout syndrome in health professionals
- International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Fabiana Meneghetti Dallacosta
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Introduction: Stress can lead to negative health consequences, like stress and burnout.
Objective: this study analyses the overall level of stress, the main stressors sources, and presence of Burnout syndrome.
Materials and methods: cross-sectional study, with professionals of a family health strategy of Santa Catarina, Brazil, using the instruments Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Stress Questionnaire for Health Professionals.
Results: 38 professionals participated, data show that 34% are very stressed, 61% with moderate stress and 5% with little stress. The career and remuneration were the most relevant stressors, followed by dealing with customers. The favoritism and/or discrimination at work were considered by 84% professionals as the greater generating source of stress and pressure. Results revealed that 34.2% have burnout and 8% are with high stress.
Conclusion: Considering the number of professionals affected by stress and burnout, emphasized the importance of the implementation of preventive activities that improve the well-being at work and reinforces the need for psychological monitoring to those professionals.
occupational stress, health professional, burnout syndrome, pain and death