Influence of the burnout syndrome and sociodemographic characteristics in the levels of depression of medical residents of a general hospital

Translated title of the contribution: Influence of the burnout syndrome and sociodemographic characteristics in the levels of depression of medical residents of a general hospital

Jeff Huarcaya-Victoria, Rosario Calle-Gonzáles

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Abstract

Introduction: Depression and burnout among medical residents is a serious and common entity. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the influence of burnout syndrome and sociodemographic characteristics on depression levels of medical residents of a general hospital in Peru. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on residents of a general hospital in Peru. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were used to 145 resident physicians. Results: 27,6% had mild depressive symptoms, 13,8% moderate, and 5,5% moderately severe. The prevalence of burnout syndrome was 9,65%. The total of the PHQ-9 correlated positively with the total score of the MBI (ρ=0.707, P<0.01). The multiple regression analysis with the total score of the PHQ-9 as the explained variable showed the existence of a relation between it and the variables living alone, personal accomplishment, being single, and emotional exhaustion. Conclusions: Emotional exhaustion, living alone, and a low personal accomplishment increase the levels of depressive symptoms, while being single decreases it.

Translated title of the contributionInfluence of the burnout syndrome and sociodemographic characteristics in the levels of depression of medical residents of a general hospital
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalEducacion Medica
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

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