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Title: Burnout Syndrome and associated factors among medical students: a cross-sectional study
Other Titles: Clinical Science
Authors: Costa, Edméa Fontes de Oliva
Santos, Shirley Andrade
Santos, Ana Teresa Rodrigues de Abreu
Melo, Enaldo Vieira de
Andrade, Tarcísio Matos de
Keywords: Burnout Syndrome;Medical Students;Mental Disorder;Medical Education;Occupational Disorder
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence and levels of burnout syndrome among medical students at the Universidade Federal de Sergipe-Brazil and to identify associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with randomly selected students in 2009. The Maslach Burnout Inventory/Student Survey (MBI-SS) and a structured questionnaire on socio demographic characteristics, the educational process, and individual aspects were used. Statistical evaluation of multiple variables was performed through backward stepwise logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: The prevalence of burnout was 10.3% (n = 369). The prevalence was higher among those who did not have confidence in their clinical skills (Odds Ratio–OR = 6.47), those who felt uncomfortable with course activities (OR = 5.76), and those who did not see the coursework as a source of pleasure (OR = 4.68). CONCLUSION: There was a significant prevalence of burnout among the medical students studied. Three variables, in particular, were associated with burnout and were directly related to the medical education process. Preventive and intervention measures must be adopted, and longitudinal studies should be conducted.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 573-579
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/15162
ISSN: 0143-5221
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