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TitleStress and burnout in health professionals
Author(s)Gonçalves, Maria Alice Oliveira
Fontes, Liliana
Simães, C.
Gomes, A. Rui
KeywordsOccupational Stress
Health Professionals
Issue date2019
JournalStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
CitationGonçalves, A., Fontes, L., Simães, C., & Gomes, A. R. (2019). Stress and burnout in health profession-als. In P. Arezes et al. (Eds.), Occupational and environmental safety and health (pp. 563-571). Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-14730-3_60.
Abstract(s)Occupational stress and burnout are a global epidemic that can cause severe nega-tive effects on workers’ physical and emotional health. Health professionals working in a hospital setting are especially at risk, due to the inherent characteris-tics of their work. Consequently, this study aimed to analyse the relationships be-tween stress and burnout in health professionals working in a hospital in the North of Portugal. A convenience sample of 221 health professionals participated in this cross-sectional study and answered two instruments to assess stress and burnout at work. Results showed that stress dimensions, such as the precarious-ness of the contractual status, the intention to change services, work overload, stress from the work-home interface, relationships at work, leading training activ-ities, and dealing with patients predicted the three dimensions of burnout – physi-cal fatigue, cognitive weariness, and emotional exhaustion. Therefore, these find-ings contribute to increase the knowledge of health professional’s mental condi-tions, and can be used to design and implement interventions to mitigate the ef-fects of stress and burnout on these professionals.
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Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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