Farzana Ashraf, Hassaan Ahmad, Sana Aftab.
Interactive role of personal and work related factors in psychological burnout: a study of Pakistani doctors..
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;70(8):1413-7.

To evaluate the direct and interactive role of personal and work-related factors in psychological burnout among doctors. The cross-sectional study was conducted in September, 2018, at three hospitals of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Pakistan, and comprised doctors aged 24-49 years. Data was collected using a demographic questionnaire and the self-reporting Copenhagen Burnout Inventory. Data was analysed using SPSS 23. Of the 161 doctors, 66(41%) were males and 96(59%) were female. The overall mean age of the sample was 26.44 4.80 years (range: 24-49 years). There was significant direct effect of work setting and indirect effect of gender and work setting on psychological burnout (p<0.05). Doctors experienced more burnout in emergency room settings compared to wards and outpatient departments (p<0.05). Further, young and low-salaried doctors were more prone to psychological burnout, and continuous working hours added to the adversity of burnout (p<0.05).. Personal and workplace related factors were found to play a significant role in psychological burnout which may possibly affect the overall efficiency of doctors.

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