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ERIC Number: EJ950870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Burden and Stress among Psychiatry Residents and Psychiatric Healthcare Providers
Zuardi, Antonio Waldo; Ishara, Sergio; Bandeira, Marina
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n6 p404-406 Nov 2011
Purpose: The authors compared the levels of job burden and stress in psychiatry residents with those of other healthcare professionals at inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals in a medium-sized Brazilian city. Method: In this study, the levels of job burden and stress of 136 healthcare workers and 36 psychiatry residents from six various psychiatric facilities (two day-hospitals, two inpatient units of psychiatric hospitals, and two general hospitals) were evaluated. All participants completed two rating scales for job burden and stress. Results: Psychiatry residents showed higher job burden and stress than other healthcare workers. There was a negative correlation between the burden scores and age in the sample of employees, but no correlation of burden and age in residents. Conclusion: Psychiatric residents in this study suffered higher levels of job burden and stress than other healthcare professionals, suggesting the need for changes in residency programs to deal with this issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil