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Revista chilena de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106

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ORDENES D, Nadia. Prevalence of Burnout at the Roberto del Rio Hospital. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2004, vol.75, n.5, pp.449-454. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062004000500006.

Introduction: Burnout is a psycho-emotional syndrome which presents in individuals whose work involves the attention and care of others. Key manifestations are an intense feeling of emotional tiredness, despersonalization and a trend to underestimate one´s own work. Objective: To study the prevalence of this disease at the Roberto del Rio Hospital and to provide some epidemiological variables of risk. Method: A sample of 250 profesionals were studied using a Burnout Syndrome questionaire, completed by the subjects between May and September 2002. Descriptive statistics were used and comparison of percentages using the Ji square test. Results: 98% completed the questionaire, 69% of those evaluated were at risk of developing the burnout syndrome. Conslusions: It is important to consider and evaluate the existence of this syndrome in health care workers

Palabras clave : Burnout; burnout; health care workers.

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