[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 19, Issue 3 (Fall 2009) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2009, 19(3): 206-211 Back to browse issues page
Burnout of nurses employed at Tehran psychiatric hospitals and its relation with social supports
Mohammad Sahebazzamani * 1, Mahboubeh Safavi , Hojjatollah Farahani
1- , m_ szmani@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (26502 Views)
Background: Nurses’ burnout, not only results in serious psychological disorders, but also reduces the quality of patients’ care because of increased absence, reduced energy and diminished effectiveness. This study was designed to determine burnout of nurses employed at Tehran psychiatric hospitals and its relation with social supports.
Materials and methods: This is a descriptive- correlative study, in which 93 nurses employed at psychiatric hospitals affiliated to medical Universities of Tehran and Iran, and Welfare and Rehabilitation University were randomly selected. Data were gathered by a questionnaire, including demographic information, Maslach and Jackson job burnout questionnaire and the Haus and Wells support sources questionnaire.
Results: 69.9% and 64.5% had average degree of frequency and intensity of burnout, respectively. 67.70% and 81.70% had a low frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion and 75.30% and 71.00% of them had a low frequency and intensity of depersonalization, respectively. Instead, most nurses had high frequency and intensity of reduction in personal success (50.5% and 53.80%, respectively). Pierson coefficient of correlation statistics documented reduction of frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion by increasing support of head nurse, decreasing the frequency of emotional exhaustion and intensity of depersonalization by increasing spousal support, and lowering intensity of emotional exhaustion by improving familial support. However, no significant relationship was noticed between colleague support and burnout.
Conclusion: According to physical, mental and social problems of burnout, most authors emphasize on preventive methods. So, establishment of powerful supporting system in working environment and its outside is recommended.
Keywords: Burnout, Social supports, Psychiatric nurses
Full-Text [PDF 128 kb]   (5230 Downloads)    
Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

Write the security code in the box >


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Sahebazzamani M, Safavi M, Farahani H. Burnout of nurses employed at Tehran psychiatric hospitals and its relation with social supports . MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2009; 19 (3) :206-211
URL: http://iau-tmuj.ir/article-1-217-en.html


Volume 19, Issue 3 (Fall 2009) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 31 queries by YEKTAWEB 3660