Reference : Burnout in healthcare workers managing chronic patients with disorders of consciousness.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Neurology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/130280
Burnout in healthcare workers managing chronic patients with disorders of consciousness.
English
Gosseries, Olivia mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Demertzi, Athina mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Ledoux, Didier mailto [> >]
Bruno, Marie-Aurélie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Thibaut, Aurore mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Laureys, Steven mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Schnakers, Caroline mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
2012
Brain Injury
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0269-9052
1362-301X
[en] Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the presence of burnout among professional caregivers managing patients with severe brain injury recovering from coma and working in neurorehabilitation centres or nursing homes. Methods: The Maslach Burnout Inventory was sent to 40 centres involved in the Belgian federal network for the care of vegetative and minimally conscious patients. The following demographic data were also collected: age, gender, profession, expertise in the field, amount of time spent with patients and working place. Results: Out of 1068 questionnaires sent, 568 were collected (53% response rate). Forty-five were excluded due to missing data. From the 523 healthcare workers, 18% (n = 93) presented a burnout, 33% (n = 171) showed emotional exhaustion and 36% (n = 186) had a depersonalization. Profession (i.e. nurse/nursing assistants), working place (i.e. nursing home) and the amount of time spent with patients were associated with burnout. The logistic regression showed that profession was nevertheless the strongest variable linked to burnout. Conclusions: According to this study, a significant percentage of professional caregivers and particularly nurses taking care of patients in a vegetative state and in a minimally conscious state suffered from burnout. Prevention of burnout symptoms among caregivers is crucial and is expected to promote more efficient medical care of these challenging patients.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/130280
10.3109/02699052.2012.695426

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