Burnout Syndrome, Family and Work Related Variables on General Practitioners in Bogota. A Strategy of Work Quality

  • Aguirre Roldán A
  • Quijano Barriga A
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BACKGROUND: The burnout syndrome is a set of work-related symptoms related to weariness and exhaustion, in response to the emotional stress at work and its consequences. The aim of the study was to measure the frequency of burnout in General Practitioners (GPs) from 3 private institutions in Bogotá, Colombia and to determine the associated factors according to the variables taken into account.<br /><br />METHODS: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study which was used to analyse the Questionnaire for Burnout Syndrome (CESQT). The population was 106 GPs.<br /><br />RESULTS: The level of burnout was at a critical level in 6.6% of the GP population. The variables showed that having a stable partner and children are a protective factor. By contrast, work in emergency rooms is a risk factor.

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Aguirre Roldán, A. M., & Quijano Barriga, A. M. (2015). Burnout Syndrome, Family and Work Related Variables on General Practitioners in Bogota. A Strategy of Work Quality. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatria, 44(4), 198–205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcp.2015.05.017

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