Relationship between different shifts and burnout syndrome in junior nurses of De La Salle University Medical Center, 2017 : a cross-sectional study

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Burnout, Professional, Nurses


This was a cross-sectional type of study. Ninety (90) full-time nurses were selected using stratified random sampling. The gold standard for Burnout Syndrome measurement, the Maslach Inventory, was utilized, while confounding variables were measured using a questionnaire. Only full-time junior nurses, with less than 2 years of work experience, who directly handle patient care were considered, regardless of department. 30 nurses were selected from each of the three strata (AM, PM, and night shift. Results of the study showed there was an association between the different time shifts and burnout syndrome among junior nurses in DLSUMC, with an overall prevalance of 45.65% (42/92). Also, it was determined that time shifts, age, and number of hours per work were significantly associated with the prevalence of burnout syndrome. 57% of junior nurses scored high on emotional, 54% on depersonalization, and 27% for personal accomplishment. The study concluded that the number of hours per shift had the most contribution to the presence of burnout syndrome and that there was a significant relationship between the different time shifts and the prevalence of burnout syndrome among the Junior Nurses of the Institution. Younger nurses aged 20-24 were also more likely to experience burnout.

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