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Cover page of the Journal of Health Sciences
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-83

Burnout among nurses at a tertiary care hospital of South India

1 Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Child Health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Priya Reshma Aranha
Department of Child Health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_154_20

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Background: Burnout is clearly identified as a problem in the area of human services that need to be addressed. Burnout negatively affects the health and personal lives if the employees experiencing it. Nurses are more prone for burn out in their day-to-day professional life. Objectives: The present study was conducted to determine the burnout among the staff nurses and to find association of burn out scores with selected demographic variables. Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach with descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted in selected tertiary care hospital. The variables under study were burnout and demographic variables. Using nonprobability purposive sampling technique, 100 staff nurses were selected as study samples. Demographic pro forma and self-reported burnout inventory scale were used to collect data. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The study result showed that majority (83%) of the nurses had high level of burnout, 3% had very high level of burnout and 14% had moderate level of burnout. Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of the study participants had high level of burnout. Necessary action to be taken to reduce burnout among staff nurses to improve the quality care provided by them and also to have a conducive working environment for the staff nurses.

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