Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Vol.1, No.1, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 26, 2015
Burnout Among Primary Health Care Physicians in Dubai Health Authority Dubai- UAE
Pages: 24-27 Views: 4180 Downloads: 1408
Authors
[01] Hussein H. Y., Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[02] Al Faisal W., Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[03] Wasfy A., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[04] Monsef N. A., Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[05] AbdulRahim W. M. S., Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[06] El Sawaf E., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[07] Al Marzooqi F. M., Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[08] Echtibi H. K., Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
Abstract
Background: Burnout became a phenomenon of notable global significance over the last decades due to its burden on physical, mental and social well-being. However, this phenomenon has not been tackled among physicians working in primary healthcare centers at Dubai Health Authority. Objectives: To study prevalence, severity and associated factors of burnout among family physicians at Dubai Health Authority. Methods: A cross-sectional design was carried out at primary health care centers, Dubai Health authority a comprehensive sample of 102 primary health care physicians at primary health care, Dubai Health Authority. The used tool was a validated version of Maslach burnout inventory, which was distributed to the physicians participating in the study. Results: High scores of emotional exhaustion were found in 43 (42.6%) of the study population. 13.7% had High scores of depersonalization and 45% had low scores of personal accomplishment. Age, gender, marital status, nationality, salary, practicing sports & place of residence are variables showed high and significant odds ratio which reflects an significant association with burnout. The study reflected significant association between type of burn out subcategories and level of severity. Conclusion: The study has shown high level of burnout in terms of high emotional exhaustion and low personal accomplishment. In addition, there was a relationship between burnout and place of residence, practicing sports and marital status. Further studies are required to look into the direction of these relationships in order to tackle the negative effect of burnout on practice. Burnout occurs when there is a disconnection between the organization and the individual resolving these discrepancy requires integrated action on the part of both the individual and the organization.
Keywords
Burn out, Primary Health Care Physicians, Dubai
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