The BUONGIORNO project: Burnout syndrome among young italian radiation oncologists

Patrizia Ciammella, Berardino De Bari, Alba Fiorentino, Pierfrancesco Franco, Silvio Cavuto, Filippo Alongi, Lorenzo Livi, Andrea Riccardo Filippi

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Few data exist about the prevalence of burnout syndrome among young radiation oncologists. A national survey to assess its prevalence among junior members (under 40 yrs of age) of the Italian Society of Radiation Oncology was conducted. One hundred and twelve young radiation oncologists completed the questionnaire: the prevalence of burnout syndrome was 35%, and it was related to the presence of different personal, organizational, and work-related aspects, with an impact also on the private life (p <.005). Burnout syndrome is relatively common among young Italian radiation oncologists, and specific educational tools to help improve the management of workload and stress are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-528
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Investigation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Oncopolitics
  • Radiation oncology
  • Specialty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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