Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versión On-line ISSN 0864-3466
HERNANDEZ, Jorge Román. Estrés y Burnout en profesionales de la salud de los niveles primario y secundario de atención. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2003, vol.29, n.2, pp. 103-110. ISSN 0864-3466.
A cross-sectional study on stress and Burnout is carried out on 287 health professionals in a municipe of the city of Havana. Surveyed professionals were physicians and nurses from both first and second health care levels, and they answered to three questionnaires: the Morenos Brief Burnout Questionnaire, the Aros Stress Symptoms Scale and the Wolfgangs Health Professions Stress Questionnaire. It was hypothesized that health care level was positively associated with stress symptoms and Burnout. Another hypothesis was that low professional reward was associated with stress symptoms and Burnout. Both hypothesis were confirmed. The prevalence of Burnout in the totality of subjects was lightly higher than 30 % and the prevalence of stress symptoms, 50 %. Burnout was higher in female physicians of the primary care level while stress symptoms were more frequent among female nurses of the same care level
Palabras llave : STRESS [epidemiology]; BURNOUT, PROFESSIONAL [epidemiology]; HEALTH PERSONNEL; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; SECONDARY HEALTH CARE.