BURNOUT AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. AATIKA ANWAR, ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE BAGH AZAD JAMMU KASHMIR
  2. DR. AQIBA SANA, INDUS HOSPITAL MANAWAN CAMPUS LAHORE
  3. DR. ABEEHA KHALID, JINNAH HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Abeeha Khalid, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, abeehakhalid21@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4013169
Cite this article as: Anwar A, Sana A, Khalid K. Burnout among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 260-65

ABSTRACT: Occupational burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic work-related stress, with symptoms characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.” This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students. The Maslach Burnout Inventory – Student Survey (MBI-SS), was used to assess the Burnout syndrome. All the data was analyzed with SPSS Ver. 23.0. A total of 80 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 49 males and 31 females. The mean age was 22.99±1.187 years. The mean burnout score in case of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low personal accomplishments varied greatly with gender, age, hostel life, stress during studies, family support etc.

Keywords: Burnout, occupational burnout, medical students, dental students