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Document ID (ISN)107760
CIS number 08-231
ISSN - Serial title 0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hermoso de Mendoza Urrizoa J.
Title Absenteeism associated with burnout syndrome - Economic costs of occupational stress among health care staff in a hospital
Original title Ausentismo asociado al síndrome de burnout - Costo económico del estrés laboral asistencial en un hospital [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter, 2007, Vol.14, No.52, p.14-20. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between burnout and sickness absenteeism among health care staff in a Spanish hospital. It was carried out by means of a questionnaire based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) addressed to 582 women workers employed in various units of a 410-bed hospital. A total of 402 valid responses were analysed. Results indicate an association between the level of emotional exhaustion and absenteeism. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; sickness absenteeism; depressive neurosis; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; experience; length of service; statistical evaluation; stress studies; women; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout