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Evaluation of Occupational Burnout and Stress Among Dentists in Covid-19 Pandemic (MBI)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04605692
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merve Özarslan, Akdeniz University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting the ability and willingness of dentists to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of this situation on occupational burnout. A 51-question survey, including demographic and pandemic questions and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), was used as a data collection method and administered to dentists in Turkey via the internet in two stages. A link to the survey ( was sent to the participants by e-mail or social media (WhatsApp©). A total of 706 participants were included in the study. The second stage of the survey only applied to dentists who are assigned within the scope of COVID-19 measures in Turkey.

Condition or disease
Burnout COVID-19 Dentistry Filiation Pandemic

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 706 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Attitudes and Predictive Factors of Psychological Distress and Occupational Burnout Among Dentists During COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey
Actual Study Start Date : March 9, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 20, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 20, 2020

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 706 of participants' burnout (MBI) and stress levels during the Covid 19 pandemic process assessed with survey. [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants included dentists dealing with COVID-19 patients vs. those who are not dealing with COVID-19 patients from hospitals and health centers inside Turkey, totaly 706.

Our questionnaires were used to assess their mental health by measuring burnout and stress levels. Participants' socio-demographic data such as age, gender, profession, marital state, years of experience, weekly working hours were collected.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • All dentist working during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Accepted electronically to participate in our study
  • Completed and submitted our electronic questionnaires successfully

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-dentists
  • Did not accept electronically to participate in our study
  • Did not complete not submitted our electronic questionnaires successfully

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04605692

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Akdeniz Üniversitesi
Antalya, Konyaaltı, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Akdeniz University
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Responsible Party: Merve Özarslan, Research Assissant Dr., Akdeniz University Identifier: NCT04605692    
Other Study ID Numbers: KAEK- 590
First Posted: October 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 28, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Burnout, Professional
Burnout, Psychological
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Occupational Stress
Occupational Diseases