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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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ARIAS MOLINA, Yordany et al. Presence of burnout syndrome among dentists. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2020, vol.57, n.4, e3109.  Epub Sep 03, 2020. ISSN 0034-7507.


Burnout is an indicator of chronic stress and the midpoint between stressors and their consequences.


Identify the presence of burnout syndrome among dentists from Manuel Cedeño Dental Specialties University Clinic.


A cross-sectional observational descriptive study was conducted of 73 dentists from Manuel Cedeño Dental Specialties University Clinic in Bayamo, Granma, in September and October 2019. The Maslach burnout scale was applied, and three subscales were measured: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment.


Among the dentists surveyed, emotional exhaustion was low in 57.53 % and high in 26.02 %, depersonalization was low in 49.31 % and medium in 39.72 %, and personal accomplishment was high in 84.93 %. 68 % of the dentists do not suffer from burnout syndrome, whereas only 32% do.


Dentists from Manuel Cedeño Dental Specialties University Clinic have low emotional exhaustion, low depersonalization and high personal accomplishment. Most of the participants in the study do not suffer from burnout syndrome.

Keywords : emotions; depersonalization; psychological exhaustion; burnout.

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