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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


PARRAGA MARTINEZ, Ignacio et al. Burnout and its connection with perceived stress and job satisfaction in primary healthcare professionals in an Autonomous Community. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.2, pp.51-60. ISSN 2386-8201.


To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its components in health care providers in primary care of Castilla-La Mancha, as well as its relation with perceived stress and job satisfaction.


Descriptive, observational cross-sectional study.


Multicenter study carried out by Primary Care Teams of six health areas of Castilla-La Mancha.


Every health care professional (doctors and nurses) of the six health areas of Castilla-La Mancha.

Main measurements:

The variables included were: features of the participants (sociodemographic/occupational), work place features, perceived stress (Perceived-Stress-Scale), burnout (Maslach-Burnout-Inventory) and job satisfaction (Font-Roja test).


Prevalence of burnout: 20.7 % (CI 95 %: 16.6 - 24.7). About 53.3 % had at least one altered subscale. 38.9 % showed high level of depersonalization, 28.2 % emotional exhaustion and 8.0 % low personal fulfillment. Perceived stress score was significantly higher as the level of burnout increased in all three subscales (p<0.001). By using logistic regression, burnout associated variables were: Higher score in perceived stress scale (OR: 1.20; CI 95 %: 1.12-1.28), lower score in satisfaction scale (OR: 8.42; CI 95 %: 1.96-36.10), having more patients in their quota (OR: 1.01; CI 95 %:1.00-1.02) and no resident supervision (OR: 2.88; CI 95 %: 1.06-8.25).


Burnout affects one in five primary care providers in our Autonomous Community, being depersonalization the most altered subscale. Professionals with burnout present higher perceived stress and lower job satisfaction. Other job-related variables are also associated with the presence of burnout.

Keywords : Burnout, Professional; Quality of Life; Primary Health Care.

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