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SARABIA-COBO, Carmen María et al. Relationship between stress and quality of life in psychogeriatric professionals meter area as intervention for improvement in the working environment. Gerokomos [online]. 2016, vol.27, n.2, pp.48-52. ISSN 1134-928X.

In recent years have increased stress studies focused on health professionals who care people with dementia, being considered as a collective health undergone major workload with serious physical and psychological consequences. However, few studies linking stress levels with Professional Quality of Life, which has a direct impact on the working environment and attention to users. Objectives: Identify levels of stress (burnout) and Professional Quality of Life according to certain sociodemographic variables, and study the possible relationship between Burnout and PCL's health professionals in psychogeriatric centers. Methodology: Descriptive and transversal study that will examine the Burnout and PCL variables in health professionals in two residential centers for ederly in Santander, with over 50% of users with cognitive impairment in different stages. Results: Mean scores of burnout and professional quality of life, with significant negative correlations between the subscales of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and overall professional quality of life were found. Professionals with more years in psychogeriatric have the highest stress scores. Conclusions: There is an important relationship between stress levels and the quality of working life, with particular regard to the workload in the field of dementia.

Keywords : geriatric nursing; burnout; professional quality of life; dementias; nursing homes.

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