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PAFMJ. 2015; 65(5): 669-675


PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS OF BURNOUT AMONG MILITARY DOCTORS IN PAKISTAN

Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry, Muhammad Masood Khokhar, Muhammad Waseem*, Zara Zafar Alvi, Ahmad Inam ul Haq.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the frequency of factors contributing to burnout among military Physicians in Lahore, Pakistan.
Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study.
Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore and CMH Lahore Medical and Dental College from March 2014 to September 2014.
Methodology: Sample consisted of 133 physicians (n=66) males and n=67 females). Convenient sampling procedure was used. Mashlach Burnout Inventory (MBI) which included 22 questions was used to measure emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment. The questionnaire also elicited information about socio-demographic and work characteristics. Data was entered and analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 20.0). Chi-square test of significance was used to see the significance of association between age, gender, duration of service in years and working hours per week. p value

Key words: Burnout, Depersonalization, Emotion, Military.



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