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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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FRANCA, Flávia Maria de  and  FERRARI, Rogério. Burnout Syndrome and the socio-demographic aspects of nursing professionals. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp.743-748. ISSN 1982-0194.

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the incidence of burnout syndrome according to sociodemographic characteristics of nursing professionals who worked in two regional hospitals in the city of Cáceres-MT. METHODS: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study, conducted with 141 nursing professionals. To collect data, a structured questionnaire with sociodemographic data for the design was used, along with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). RESULTS: Based on the analysis of interviews with 141 professionals, 13 (9.58%) presented with burnout syndrome, according to the MBI, and of those affected, seven (53.84%) were registered nurses and six were (46.16%) technicians / auxiliaries. In terms of the relevance of burnout syndrome as a function of sociodemographic aspects, the largest number of verified cases were female professionals with less training time, and those who were single. Similar results were observed in the literature, emphasizing the findings. CONCLUSION: This study showed the presence of burnout syndrome in nursing professionals, thus revealing the need for interventions in relation to the working conditions of nurses.

Keywords : Burnout, professional; Occupational health; Occupational diseases.

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