Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
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ARANDA BELTRAN, Carolina et al. Burnout syndrome in family doctors of Instituto Mejicano del Seguro Social. Guadalajara , Mexico. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
Burnout syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms derived from a progressive and gradual process of exposure to negative stressors present in the working area that wear out, exhaust, tires out, dehumanize, depersonalize and make the individual feel unsuccessful. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Burnout syndrome, the clinical manifestations and the relationship among them in family physicians of the Instituto Mejicano del Seguro Social in Guadalajara, Mexico. A questionnaire to collect socio-demographic and work data in addition to Maslach Burnout Inventory scale were used to make the analysis. Burnout syndrome prevalence rate found in the family physicians was 42,3%. 64,8% (81 subjects) declared sick. The most frequent diseases were musculo-skeletical (20%), respiratory (19,2%), gastrointestinal (18,3%) and psychological (15.2%). Almost all the aspects of the questionnaire were related to gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurological and psychological diseases, but the dimension that acted as a risk factor for the disease was mainly "emotional exhaustion
Palabras llave : Burnout syndrome; clinical manifestations; family physicians.