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Askari S, Salimi N, Bakhshi E. Association between Job Burnout and the General Health of Healthcare Professionals during the Pandemic of COVID-19, Kermanshah, Iran (2022). J Occup Health Epidemiol 2024; 13 (1) :33-40
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1- B.Sc. in Public Health, Dept. of Public Health, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.
2- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Public Health, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran. , nooshin.salimi@yahoo.com
3- M.Sc. in Ergonomics, Kermanshah Health Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Received: 2023/05/11
Accepted: 2024/01/17
ePublished: 2024/03/20
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Background: The crisis of COVID-19 has greatly impacted the mental health of healthcare workers, and neglecting it can cause burnout syndrome among them. This study investigates job burnout and its association with the general health among healthcare professionals (HCPs) during the coronavirus pandemic.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study in 2022, 400 employees of Kermanshah hospitals were selected using the convenience sampling method and Cochran's formula. The online questionnaire had 3 parts. The first was demographic information, the second was Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and the third was a 28-question general health questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistical and analytical tests, including the chi-square test, linear regression, and correlation at a significance level of less than 0.05 using SPSS software, version 19.
Results: All the job burnout components had a strong correlation with general health items Emotional Exhaustion (r=-0.509, p<0.01), Reduced Personal Accomplishment (r=-0.514, p<0.01), and Depersonalization (r=-0.614, p<0.01)). Among all the components of job burnout, depersonalization could predict 38.6% of general health changes in employees working in the hospitals of Kermanshah City.
Conclusion: Healthcare professionals in Kermanshah hospitals have experienced a lot of job burnout during the pandemic of Covid-19, and this problem was related to their general health status.
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