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Habibisaravi R, Ghasemihamedani F, Oveis G, Azizi S, Assadi T. Assessing Job Burnout Status in Front-line Healthcare Providers at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences During the COVID-19 Epidemic in 2022. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2023; 8 (3) :157-166
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1- Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
2- Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4- Vice Chancellor of Treatment, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
5- Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , t.asadi@mazums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (176 Views)
Background: The COVID-19 epidemic was a biological disaster that may cause or exacerbate burnout in healthcare professionals (HCPs). Our goal was to determine the impact of the long-term COVID-19 epidemic on burnout in front-line healthcare workers and the factors affecting it.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional survey on front-line HCPs’ job burnout based on an online platform was conducted at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. The demographic characteristics, medical-work-related factors, and COVID-19 exposure were collected by the self-reported Farsi version of the Maslach burnout inventory questionnaire.
Results: Out of 2100 sent questionnaires, 924 participants completed them (44% response rate) of which 280 were male (30.3%). Overall, 850(92%) respondents had a high level of emotional exhaustion, 872(94.4%) had a high level of depersonalization, and 112(12.1%) had a high reduced personal accomplishment. There was a significant relation between higher burnout levels with higher education levels, working in hospitals as clinical staff, and pre-hospital operational personnel as well as having direct contact with a significant number of COVID-19 Patients. A significant number of participants (94.2%) were in severe and moderate burnout levels.
Conclusion: There was a significant increase in job burnout among front-line HCPs during the COVID-19 epidemic compared to former similar studies at the beginning of the epidemic and non-epidemic periods. It is recommended that in disaster management planning, especially in long-standing ones like COVID-19, the proper programs should be considered for increasing the resilience of HCPs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/07/3 | Accepted: 2022/10/19 | Published: 2023/04/1

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