Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
FRANCO, Gianfábio Pimentel; BARROS, Alba Lúcia Bottura Leite de; NOGUEIRA-MARTINS, Luiz Antônio and ZEITOUN, Sandra Salloum. Burnout in nursing residents. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.1, pp. 12-18. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000100002.
Nursing residents may experience physical and emotional exhaustion from the daily life of attending the Program. The aim of this study was to determine the Burnout incidence among Nursing Residents. An investigative, descriptive, analytical, longitudinal-prospective study was conducted with 16 Residents over two years. The Maslach Burnout Inventory was used, translated and validated for Brazil, as well as a sociodemographic/occupational data tool. Of all residents, 17.2% showed high rates in Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization; 18.8% showed impaired commitment in Personal Accomplishment, 75% of which belonged to specialty areas, such as Emergency Nursing, Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care. Age and specialty area were positively correlated with Personal Accomplishment. One of the Residents was identified with changes in three subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, thus characterized as a Burnout Syndrome patient. Nursing Residents have profiles of disease. Knowing these factors can minimize health risks of these workers.
Keywords : Nursing; Burnout, professional; Occupational health.