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Enfermería Nefrológica

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FERNANDEZ GUZMAN, Isabel et al. Does burnout syndrome exist in healthcare professionals in the haemodialysis units in the Murcia region?. Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.1, pp.07-13. ISSN 2254-2884.

Direct, continuous contact with renal patients undergoing replacement therapy involving haemodialysis and with situations where pain, suffering and despair are present can become a source of stress and lead to the development of what has been called "burnout syndrome". The main object of this study was to measure the level of burnout, anxiety and depression in the professionals in all the dialysis units in the Murcia Region, and the relationship with age, type of unit where the professional works (public or publicly-contracted private) and time in the profession. The prevention and detection of this syndrome is necessary on account of the consequences it can have for the professional. The study carried out is descriptive, transversal and multicentric. The instruments used were the Gil-Monte Questionnaire for Evaluation of Burnout Syndrome, the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. The analysis of the results obtained shows that the overall level of burnout among nephrology professionals in the Murcia Region is medium-low (Mdn=1.13), with marginally significant differences being found (p=.082) between those who work in public units and those employed in publicly-contracted private clinics, who showed a slight higher mean. Significant differences (p<.0001) were also observed between the different dialysis centres in the Region.

Palavras-chave : Burnout; Healthcare personnel; Haemodialysis; CESQT-PS; Anxiety; Depression.

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