Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0103-2100
FRANCA, Salomão Patrício de Souza; DE MARTINO, Milva Maria Figueiredo; ANICETO, Edna Verissimo dos Santos and SILVA, Lemoel Leandro. Predictors of Burnout Syndrome in nurses in the prehospital emergency services. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp. 68-73. ISSN 0103-2100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000100012.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the predictors of burnout syndrome presented by nurses from the mobile prehospital emergency services. METHODS: A descriptive, exploratory, quantitative study with 38 nurses. A structured questionnaire was used, along with the Maslach Burnout Inventory in September, 2010. For data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistical techniques (t-test and F-test (ANOVA)) were used. Verification of the hypothesis of equality was conducted using Levene's F-test, and normality was tested using the Shapiro-Wilk test. RESULTS: The variability expressed by the coefficient of variation was not high, since the measure was, at most, equal to 33.17. CONCLUSION: There was no statistically significant difference between variables and symptom dimensions of burnout syndrome. The syndrome may be more related to organizational factors of work than with the type of activity performed by professionals or their demographic findings.
Keywords : Nursing; Burnout professional [epidemiology]; Stress; psychological [epidemiology]; Work; Prevalence.