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Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica

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ASAIAG, Paulo Eduardo; PEROTTA, Bruno; MARTINS, Milton de Arruda  and  TEMPSKI, Patrícia. Quality of life, daytime sleepiness, and burnout in medical residents. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.3, pp.422-429. ISSN 0100-5502.

Medical residency can generate daytime sleepiness and burnout, affecting the young physicians' physical and mental health and jeopardizing their quality of life (QoL). Our aim was to investigate the OoL of medical residents and related factors. Residents (n = 136) at the Evangelical University Hospital in Curitiba answered the short version of the WHO Quality of Life assessment (WHOQOL), the Epworth daytime sleepiness scale, and the Maslach burnout inventory (MBI). The score assigned to QoL during residency was lower than the overall QoL score, and 76% of the residents showed pathological daytime sleepiness scores (with the highest scores in first-year and female students). Analysis of burnout showed high levels of emotional exhaustion (32.1 ± 8.2) and depersonalization (11.0 ± 6.8), with a moderate level of personal achievement (33.9 ± 7.0). There were no differences between the genders in the burnout scores. There was a negative correlation between the Epworth, WHOQOL, and self-assessment scores, and a positive correlation between daytime sleepiness and workload.

Keywords : Quality of Life; Sleepiness; Burnout, Professional; Internship and Residency.

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