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TJFMPC. 2019; 13(4): 437-447


Perceived Stress, Burnout Levels and Healthy Behaviors of Family Medicine Residents: The Effect of a Psychoeducational Program

Havva Bölükbaşı,Sevgi Özcan.

Abstract
Aim: The aim of this study is to implement a structured stress management program to the family medicine residents and to evaluate the impact of this upon the residents’ perceived stress, level of burnout, health behaviors and problem solving skills. Methods: The sample of the study which was planned as self-controlled experimental design constituted the family medicine residents majoring in family medicine (n=26) at our faculty, at the time when the study was conducted. Residents were given psycho education, related to stress management and social problem solving, one hour per week for eight weeks. They completed the following scales at the beginning, at the end of the educational program (month two) and the follow-up period (month 6): Perceived Stress Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment), Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-II (nutrition, physical activity, stress management, interpersonal relationships, spirituality, healthy responsibility) and Social Problem Solving Inventory (orientation, resolution, total). Besides, a questionnaire which was developed by us and which evaluated the training was performed when the training ended. Results: Of the participants 65.4% were female. The mean age was 29.81 ± 3.09 years. There were significant changes in all mean scores (p

Key words: Family medicine, stress, burnout, residency, education



Article Language: Turkish English



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