The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 5 / 2020 / 106-112
DOI 10.15372/SSMJ20200513

The study of professional burnout syndrome in specialists of the department of anaesthesiology and intensive care

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Objective was to determine the presence and the main manifestations of professional burnout syndrome among intensive care doctors and nurses from the department of anesthesiology and intensive care. Material and methods. Resuscitators and secondary medical staff were asked to pass a questionnaire, which included a survey by V.V. Boyko «Emotional burnout», a test by C. Spielberger in the modification Y.A. Hanin, the technique of Munsterberg. Results and discussion. Professional burnout syndrome is typical for 55 % of resuscitators and 35 % of mid-level medical staff of the department of anaesthesiology and intensive care of the pediatric University clinic. As for the respondents of the first group, the presence of the «resistance» phase is characteristic, while the second group has the «resistance» and «exhaustion» phases. According to the Spielberger scale, both groups have a middle degree of situational and personal anxiety. The Munsterberg method found that selectiveness and concentration of attention before and after the daily shift is more decreased in resuscitators. Conclusion. High rates of susceptibility of specialists of the department of anaesthesiology and intensive care to the formation of professional burnout syndrome, which affects their psychological health, were established. It is necessary to develop appropriate measures to prevent this occurrence.

Key words

professional burnout syndrome, resuscitators, nursing staff, department of anaesthesiology and intensive care, stress
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Received: 28/10/2020
Accepted: 28/10/2020