Burnout in Military Nurses

Research Paper Title

Sociodemographic and occupational aspects associated with burnout in military nursing workers.

Background

The purpose of the is study was to analyse the association between burnout and sociodemographic and occupational features of military nursing workers.

Methods

A cross-sectional study, developed in five military hospitals of the Army of Rio Grande do Sul State, among 167 workers from military nursing from December 2015 to May 2016.

Sociodemographic and occupational questionnaires and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were applied.

For the analysis, the researchers used descriptive statistics, Chi-Square Test and Poisson Regression.

Results

The majority of participants were female; temporary military personnel, nursing technicians, with a median age of 34 years old.

Burnout was related to the following variables:

  • Military Health Organisation;
  • Time of practice in military nursing; and
  • Accomplishment of leisure activities.

Conclusions

Burnout assessment may aid the Brazilian Army Command in organising plans for prevention and handling of occupational diseases in military nursing, and thereby improving quality of life at work.

Reference

Dorneles, A.J.A., Dalmolin, G., Andolhe, R., Solange, T., Magnago, B. & Lunardi, V.L. (2020) Sociodemographic and occupational aspects associated with burnout in military nursing workers. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem. 73(2):e20180350. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0350. eCollection 2020.

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