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Title: Syndrome of professional burn out in home service for elderly
Authors: Ιορδάνου, Παναγιώτα Σ.
Κουταβάς, Σπύρος
Κουλιεράκης, Γεώργιος
Μπαμπάτσικου, Φωτούλα Π.
Κρουστάλλη, Ελπίδα
Ταρπατζή, Κατερίνα
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Burnout;Help in the home;Emotional exhaustion;Depersonalization;Personal accomplishment
Subjects: Medicine--Nursing
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 13-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to examine if the staff of the “home service” was in a burnout situation and which is their attitude to their job. Methodology: In order to conduct the study workers from 36 municipalities of the Prefecture of Attica were selected which enumerated to a population of 123 workers. This staff included social workers, nurses, assistants’ nurses and familial assistants. As tool for the research the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used. The study protocol for linking anonymized staff data and optional sample participation was approved by the institutional review board of the municipalities. Data analysis was performed using STATA statistical package. Statistical analysis of Pearson cross-correlations test was used where p<.05 was considered statistically significant in all analyses. Results:The results showed that the staff does not experience high levels of Professional burnout syndrome in the present time as the indicating values were low in the factor of Emotional Exhaustion (EE) 63.22%, moderate in the factor of Depersonalization (D) 47.13%, and moderate (37.93%) and high (37.93%) in the factor of Personal Accomplishment (PA). According to Pearson cross-correlations test, P.A. is related positively with the level of education (p=0.01), the fix by fate professional choice (p=0.05) and the percentage of weekly visits in elderly houses (p=0.000). Interest causes the negative cross-correlation of years of work in the service (p=0.34) with Personal Accomplishments. Moreover, the factor of depersonalization had positive cross-correlation with their total years of work. Conclusion : The results showed that the staff did not experience Syndrome of Professional burnout, but the factor of Depersonalization was found already solidified and that has positive cross-correlation with their total years of work; those points out future risk for the staff working in the "Help in the Home" service.
Language: English
Citation: Iordanou, P., Koutavas, S., Koulierakis, G., Babatsikou, F., Kroustalli, E., Tarpatzi, K.. (2009). Syndrome of professional burn out in home service for elderly. "Health Science Journal". 3 (4), 232-41.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 3, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2009)

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