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Burnout Syndrome and its Effects on Health. A Perspective on Clinical Studies

Table 1:

Study Population Type of study Assessment tools Outcomes
Gunasingam, Burns, Edwards, Dinh, & Walton (2015) 31 resident doctors A randomized controlled prospective study Maslach Burnout Inventory 21/31 (68%) participants displayed evidence of burnout.
Gómez-Gascón et al. (2013) 14 health care centers A clinical trial - Maslach Burnout Inventory- Cuestionario de Desgaste Profesional de Enfermería- Goldberg’s General Health Questionnaire Organizational measures are important for preventing burnout syndrome, providing professionals with coping strategies, as this group intervention intends to do.
Moody et al. (2013) 48 nurses - Qualitative analysis of diaries kept by subjects revealed reduced stress, improved inner peace, compassion and joy, better focus and self-awareness and less somatic symptoms in the intervention arm.
Tsai et al. (2013) Banking and insurance workers A three-month exercise course - An effective approach to worksite exercise intervention and exercise intensity played an important role to alleviate damage between burnouts and metabolic syndrome component.
Zielhorst et al. (2015) 101 participants A pilot study Digital games The therapeutic digital game may be a useful tool when embedded in a therapeutic burnout treatment program and is probably more efficient than cognitive-behavioral therapy, as it is used in current practice.
Ewers, Bradshaw, McGovern, & Ewers (2002) 33 nurses working in a medium secure psychiatric unit Baseline assessments of knowledge, attitude and burnout questionnaires Significant improvements in their knowledge and attitudes about serious mental illness and a significant decrease in burnout rates, whilst staff in the control group showed a small but non-significant improvement in knowledge and attitudes and an increase in burnout.
Bernaldo-De-Quirós, Piccini, Gómez, & Cerdeira (2015) 441 health care workers (135 physicians, 127 nurses and 179 emergency care assistants) A retrospective cross-sectional study Maslach Burnout Inventory The health care professionals who had been exposed to physical and verbal violence presented a significantly higher percentage of anxiety, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and burnout syndrome compared to those who had not been subjected to any aggression.
Edward, Ousey, Warelow, & Lui (2014) 137 papers A systematic review - Nurses exposed to verbal or physical abuse often experienced a negative psychological impact post incident.
Erdur et al. (2015) 174 physicians aged 24 to 59 years A cross-sectional study Maslach Burnout Inventory The study showed a significant association between emotional exhaustion and total violence (p=0.012) and verbal violence (p=0.016); depersonalization and total violence (p=0.021) and verbal violence (p=0.012).
Irinyi, Németh, & Lampek (2017) 1201 health care providers A quantitative cross-sectional online survey - Verbal and physical aggression was experienced more frequently by nurses who were males, above the age of 50, working in in-patient care or in 12 hours shifts or constant night shifts.
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