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SETB. 2010; 44(3): 93-99


The effects of working in intensive care unit for the assistant doctors of the department of anesthesiology and reanimation, for the burnout, work-related stress, work satisfaction and state-trait anxiety levels

Deniz Erdem Arud, Harun Atçı, Belgin Akan, Demet Albayrak, Derya Gökçınar, Nermin Göğüş.


Abstract

Work stress can be defined as the situation that makes person stressful which occur from physical and emotional responses and capability of workers. The end point of this process can set as “Burnout syndrome” if the methods to cut down the stress were insufficient.

The aim of this study was to determine the burnout, work-related stress, work satisfaction and state-trait anxiety levels at the beginning and at the end of the period in assistant doctors who work in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the department of anesthesiology and reanimation in the Numune training and research hospital. Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Minnesota Satisfaction Inventory (MSI), Work-Related Strain Inventory (WRSI) and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) scales were used in the evaluation. These tests were done at the first day, in the middle and at the end of their work period of the assistants in the ICU. At the end of the study the mean level of end-time WRSI was higher than at the beginning time and the mean level of end-time MSI was lower than at the beginning time. These differences were clear but not statistically significant. The personal accomplishment scores of MBI at women were higher than men and same scores of the assistants whose experiences in ICU were more than 5 months was higher than the others and these differences were statistically significant.

In conclusion it can be said that the way of getting more productivity from health personal is to lack of work-related stress.

Key words: Burnout syndrome, work stress, intensive care unit

Article Language: Turkish English






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