Burnout syndrome and coping strategies in Portuguese oncology health care providers

Burnout syndrome and coping strategies in Portuguese oncology health care providers

Author Cumbe, Vasco F. J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pala, Andrea N. Google Scholar
Palha, Antonio J. P. Google Scholar
Gaio, Ana R. P. Google Scholar
Esteves, Manuel F. Google Scholar
Mari, Jair de Jesus Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Wainberg, Milton Google Scholar
Abstract Background: Burnout is a multidimensional syndrome and includes symptoms of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment at work. Oncology health care providers are at high risk to develop symptoms of burnout because of work-related stressors. Adaptive coping strategies adopted to deal with stressors may prevent the development of burnout. Objective: The present study aims to assess the association between burnout, functional coping strategies, and occupational factors in a sample of oncology providers, mostly nurses. Methods: Sociodemographic Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the Problem Solving Inventory "Inventario de Resolucao de Problemas" were administered. Descriptive, correlational, and linear regression analyses were performed. Results: The study showed that emotional exhaustion correlated with lower levels of adaptive coping, less years of experience in Oncology, and a greater amount of hours worked per week. Personal accomplishment was associated with the adaptive coping strategies. No further statistically significant associations were identified. Discussion: Our findings support the importance of adaptive coping strategies in order to prevent symptoms of burnout when health professionals face potentially stressful occupational factors. Training aimed at improving adaptive coping skills may prevent burnout syndrome for health care professionals working in Oncology.
Keywords Burnout
health professionals
coping strategies
Language English
Sponsor Department of Mental Health - Ministry of Health in Mozambique (MISAU)
Date 2017
Published in Archives Of Clinical Psychiatry. Sao Paulo, v. 44, n. 5, p. 122-126, 2017.
ISSN 0101-6083 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Psiquiatria
Extent 122-126
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0101-60830000000135
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000416038900003
SciELO ID S0101-60832017000500122 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/51244

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