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Burnout bei psychiatrisch tätigen Ärztinnen und Ärzten. Resultate einer empirischen Untersuchung


Amstutz, M C; Neuenschwander, M; Modestin, J (2001). Burnout bei psychiatrisch tätigen Ärztinnen und Ärzten. Resultate einer empirischen Untersuchung. Psychiatrische Praxis, 28(4):163-167.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
The study aimed at assessing burnout in psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, all of them working in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, and at identifying some of its correlates.
METHODS:
Potentially burnout- related demographic, work, leisure activities, and personality (Munich Personality Test) variables were studied in three subgroups of 307 probands--psychiatric residents, psychiatrists working as staff members or in leading positions in psychiatric institutions, and psychiatrists working in private practice--the degree of burnout having been assessed with the Tedium Measure (TM).
RESULTS:
The mean TM score of all probands of 2.9 (SD = 0.7) was on a low level, high TM scores (> 3.5) were indicated by 57 (18%) participants. Significantly higher TM scores were indicated by psychiatric residents, who also scored higher with regard to neuroticism and lower with regard to frustration tolerance on MPT.
CONCLUSIONS:
Neuroticism alone explained a substantial proportion of the total TM variance in individual groups. Work-related variables turned out to be of a small importance only, whereas no influence could be demonstrated for different leisure activities.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
The study aimed at assessing burnout in psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, all of them working in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, and at identifying some of its correlates.
METHODS:
Potentially burnout- related demographic, work, leisure activities, and personality (Munich Personality Test) variables were studied in three subgroups of 307 probands--psychiatric residents, psychiatrists working as staff members or in leading positions in psychiatric institutions, and psychiatrists working in private practice--the degree of burnout having been assessed with the Tedium Measure (TM).
RESULTS:
The mean TM score of all probands of 2.9 (SD = 0.7) was on a low level, high TM scores (> 3.5) were indicated by 57 (18%) participants. Significantly higher TM scores were indicated by psychiatric residents, who also scored higher with regard to neuroticism and lower with regard to frustration tolerance on MPT.
CONCLUSIONS:
Neuroticism alone explained a substantial proportion of the total TM variance in individual groups. Work-related variables turned out to be of a small importance only, whereas no influence could be demonstrated for different leisure activities.

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Other titles:Burnout in psychiatric physicians. Results of an empirical study
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English, German
Date:2001
Deposited On:28 May 2014 08:17
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 22:06
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0303-4259
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2001-13265
PubMed ID:11428301

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