Haemato-oncology and burnout: An Italian survey

C. Bressi, S. Manenti, M. Porcellana, D. Cevales, L. Farina, I. Felicioni, G. Meloni, G. Milone, I. R. Miccolis, M. Pavanetto, L. Pescador, M. Poddigue, L. Scotti, A. Zambon, G. Corrao, G. Lambertenghi-Deliliers, G. Invernizzi

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Abstract

This cross-sectional survey aimed to evaluate the prevalence of burnout and estimated psychiatric disorders among haemato-oncology healthcare professionals in Italy. The aspects of work that respondents perceive as stressful and satisfying have also been examined. The assessments were made using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), General Health Questionnaire and a study-specific questionnaire. Logistic regression models were applied to show associations between different sources of work-related stress and burnout. Three hundred and eighty-seven out of 440 (87.95%) returned their questionnaires. The scores on MBI subscales indicate a high level of emotional exhaustion in 32.2% of the physicians and 31.9% of the nurses; a high level of Depersonalisation in 29.8 and 23.6%, respectively; and a low level of personal accomplishment in 12.4 and 15.3% respectively. The estimated prevalence of psychiatric disorders was 36.4% in physicians and 28.8% in nurses. Statistical analysis confirmed age, sex, personal dissatisfaction, physical tiredness and working with demanding patients to be associated with burnout. In conclusion, haemato-oncology healthcare professionals report a level of burnout and estimated psychiatric morbidity comparable to other oncological areas. Knowledge of the mechanisms of burnout and preventing and dealing with them is therefore a fundamental requirement for the improvement of quality in health services and job satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1046-1052
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 25 2008

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Psychiatry
Logistic Models
Nurses
Depersonalization
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
Equipment and Supplies
Job Satisfaction
Quality Improvement
Italy
Health Services
Cross-Sectional Studies
Morbidity
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Haematology
  • Job satisfaction
  • Job stress
  • Oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Bressi, C., Manenti, S., Porcellana, M., Cevales, D., Farina, L., Felicioni, I., ... Invernizzi, G. (2008). Haemato-oncology and burnout: An Italian survey. British Journal of Cancer, 98(6), 1046-1052. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6604270

Haemato-oncology and burnout : An Italian survey. / Bressi, C.; Manenti, S.; Porcellana, M.; Cevales, D.; Farina, L.; Felicioni, I.; Meloni, G.; Milone, G.; Miccolis, I. R.; Pavanetto, M.; Pescador, L.; Poddigue, M.; Scotti, L.; Zambon, A.; Corrao, G.; Lambertenghi-Deliliers, G.; Invernizzi, G.

In: British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 98, No. 6, 25.03.2008, p. 1046-1052.

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Bressi, C, Manenti, S, Porcellana, M, Cevales, D, Farina, L, Felicioni, I, Meloni, G, Milone, G, Miccolis, IR, Pavanetto, M, Pescador, L, Poddigue, M, Scotti, L, Zambon, A, Corrao, G, Lambertenghi-Deliliers, G & Invernizzi, G 2008, 'Haemato-oncology and burnout: An Italian survey', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 98, no. 6, pp. 1046-1052. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6604270
Bressi C, Manenti S, Porcellana M, Cevales D, Farina L, Felicioni I et al. Haemato-oncology and burnout: An Italian survey. British Journal of Cancer. 2008 Mar 25;98(6):1046-1052. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6604270
Bressi, C. ; Manenti, S. ; Porcellana, M. ; Cevales, D. ; Farina, L. ; Felicioni, I. ; Meloni, G. ; Milone, G. ; Miccolis, I. R. ; Pavanetto, M. ; Pescador, L. ; Poddigue, M. ; Scotti, L. ; Zambon, A. ; Corrao, G. ; Lambertenghi-Deliliers, G. ; Invernizzi, G. / Haemato-oncology and burnout : An Italian survey. In: British Journal of Cancer. 2008 ; Vol. 98, No. 6. pp. 1046-1052.
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