Burnout Syndrome and its Risk Factors among Gynecology Consultants
Burnout among gynecologist
Objective: To assess the frequency of burnout among gynecologists and to determine the factors leading to burnout.
Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study done at the Gynecology and Obstetrics department of King Edward Medical University; Lahore from January to June 2017. Fifty-five consultant gynecologists, working in public sector teaching hospitals of Lahore filled Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) proforma for assessment of burnout. The data analysis was performed by SPSS version 20.
Results: Burnout was found in 13 of 55 (23.6%) consultants. Twenty-four participants (43.6%) were having high emotional exhaustion (EE), 41.8% had high depersonalization (DP) and 16.4% had low personal and professional achievement (PPA). Single doctors were found to be more burnout as compared to those who were married (p = 0.037). Additionally, having private practice was associated with high EE and high PPA. Those having higher monthly income were more burnout in EE domain.
Conclusion: Burnout Syndrome is common among the consultant gynecologists of public sector healthcare. Risk factors for having burnout syndrome include dual practice as well as low monthly salary.