Burnout among the Nurses of Kashan Beheshti Hospital During 2014

Document Type : Original Article


1 Anatomical Science Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences,

2 Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Health School, Kashan University of Medical Sciences,

3 Master Expert Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran



Research suggests that burnout levels have always been higher in the health-care populations and the nurses were at high risk too. It can increase staff turnover and reduce the quality of care. Hence, this study was performed with the purpose of evaluating the rate of professional burnout in the nurses of Beheshti hospital's staff.
Materials and Methods: 
The study population comprised 230 nurses of the Beheshti hospital of Medical Sciences using sampling in 2014. Maslach Burnout Inventory and staff demographic characteristics questionnaire were used in this study. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software, Pearson's independent, Fisher's exact test, ANOVA, and Chi-square test.
Most of the participants were in mild-to-moderate levels of exhaustion. they had mild level until severe in depersonalization, and mild in reduced personal accomplishment. however, burnout was higher in women . Health-care staff nurses had a higher level of job burnout than that of administrative staffs (P < 0.001).
The findings suggest the research focused could yield important advances in understanding burnout in this group and yield potential interventions to buffer burnout and its consequences.