PS38: BURNOUT SYNDROME AMONG RESIDENTS AND ITS RELATION WITH WORK CHARACTERISTICS, PERSONALITY TRAITS AND COPING STRATEGIES

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AUTHORS
Austėja Vaičiulytė1, Edgaras Diržius2, Dovilė Bezykornovienė2

1Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Psychiatric Clinic, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

ABSTRACT DESCRIPTION

Aim of this study is to find out the intensity of burnout syndrome (BS) among residents.

Results: None of the participants met the criteria for BS. 55% N=101 met criteria for high level of emotional exhaustion and 31% N=57 for depersonalization. Emotional exhaustion results did not differ significantly among diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic and other specialities. Diagnostic specialities group had significantly lower results of depersonalization (13.80 N=10) compared with other (21.64 N=11), therapeutic (20.41 N=127) and surgical (19.78 N=37). We did not find any statistically significant correlation between BS or its subscales and gender, age, marital status, having children, duty or having extra job. We found statistically significant difference (p<0.01) between emotional exhaustion (averaged) and working hours per day (6-8h 25.26 N=77; 8-10h 30.96 N=67; >10h 29.84 N=43) as well as overtime per week (never/rare 22.54 N=28; 1-2 times 24.29 N=42; 3-4 times 30.74 N=69; ≥5 31.88 N=47. Statistically significant negative correlation (p<0.01) was found between depersonalization and behavioral disengagement (-0.408).

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