Burnout Syndrome Among Medical Residents
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03668080|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2018
|Condition or disease|
Surgical training is considered to be very stressful among residents and graduating medical students choose less often surgery for their career. To elaborate burnout prevention programs, the assessment of the prevalence of burnout during the early career stage of the surgeons and associated risk factors, becomes central.
Residents from the University of Bologna were asked to participate in an anonymous online survey. The residents completed a set of questions regarding their training schedule and three standardized questionnaires: 1) the Maslach Burnout Inventory, assessing the three dimensions of burnout: emotional exhaustion (EE), depersonalization (DP), and personal accomplishment (PA); 2) the Zung Self-Rating Depression scale; 3) the Psychosomatic Problems scale. High scores in either the EE or DP subscale categories predicted professional burnout.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||679 participants|
|Official Title:||Burnout Syndrome Among Medical Residents|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 16, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 5, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 6, 2017|
Surgical specialties included general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and otolaryngology.
Non-surgical specialties included cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, pulmonary disease, endocrinology, nuclear medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, internal medicine, oncology, nephrology, hygiene and preventive medicine, anesthesiology, child and adolescent psychiatry, radiology, radiation oncology, infectious disease, dermatology, pathology, microbiology, hematology, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, medical genetics, sports medicine, occupational and environmental medicine.
- Maslach Burnout Inventory [ Time Frame: 3 months ]a validated 22-item questionnaire that evaluates burnout in its three dimensions: emotional exhaustion (EE) depersonalization (DP) and personal accomplishment (PA). Responses are made on a 7-point Likert scale ranging from 0 ("never") to 6 ("daily").
- Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The level of depressive symptoms was measured using the 20-item Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Items responses rank from 1 ("none or little of the time") to 4 ("most or all of the time"), and the total score range from 20 to 80 points. A score of 50 and above indicated the presence of at least mild-moderate depressive symptoms.
- Psychosomatic Problems Scale [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Psychosomatic symptoms were measured using the Psychosomatic Problems Scale, which consists of 8 items: difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, headache, stomachache, tensions, lack of appetite, feeling sad, and dizziness. Responses are rated on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 ("never") to 5 ("always"). Participants answering "often" or "always" on an item are coded as having a psychosomatic symptom.
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|University of Bologna|
|Bologna, BO, Italy, 40100|
|Study Director:||antonio d pinna, MD||Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Bologna Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi|