Introduction Burnout syndrome involves a significant impact on working life. The Burnout screening inventory (BSI), has been developed for the diagnosis of burnout. A validation of the BSI in trainees in the area of health is presented. Materials and methods A computerised questionnaire was completed by volunteers belonging to areas of health education. They scored each item on a scale where 0 equalled «never» and 6 «every day». The overall score was obtained the sum of values. Descriptive statistics were performed on each item/overall, item/item and reliability, Cronbach's coefficient alpha. The differences between subgroups were also determined. They all assumed a statistical confidence level of 95%. Results A total of 73 people completed the study, of whom 71.2% were interns.; 1.4% had moderate burnout syndrome was observed in 1.4%. Good reliability coefficients were noted in all 3 domains (> 0.6), as well as overall (0.87). The item «My situation is desperate and have no way out. Sometimes I have the feeling of being on edge» had the highest overall correlation. Items 5 vs. 7, 5 vs. 8, and 8 vs. 9 were the highest correlation item/item (> 0.6). Items of the depersonalisation domain showed the highest mean values, with no significant differences between the domains by the type of training practice. Conclusions The BSI showed to be a reliable scale to measure burnout in healthcare trainees. Studies with before and after interventions in the workplace are required to determine sensitivity to change of this tool.
Dávila, F. A., & Nevado, N. (2016). Validación de Burnout screening inventory en personal de formación del área de la salud. Educacion Medica, 17(4), 158–163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edumed.2016.08.007