OBJECTIVE: With this research we try to study personality traits that could be associated with high punctuation at burnout scales (Maslach Burnout Inventory) in primary care physicians. DESIGN: Observational, descriptive, transversal. STUDY SETTING: 93 primary care centres in Barcelona-city and the northern province's region: Valles Oriental, Valles Occidental, Maresme, Osona, Bages and Bergueda (centre sanitary region). METHOD: Individual or collective direct interview to 528 primary care physicians. Three questionnaires were administrated: a sociodemographic item one, the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and the Cattell personality test 16-PF. RESULTS: The 40% of the interviewed physicians had some burnout symptoms without any difference between sexes. 12.4% of these showed very high burnout levels. Those subjects with burnout criteria punctuated different at stability, tension and vigilance traits and anxiety dimension. CONCLUSION: Some personality traits like low stability, the tension and the anxiety are associated with high punctuation of burnout.
Cebrià, J., Segura, J., Corbella, S., Sos, P., Comas, O., García, M., … Pérez, J. (2001). Personality traits and burnout in family doctors. Atencion Primaria / Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria, 27(7), 459–468. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0212-6567(01)78836-1