• Users Online: 55
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 85-88

Burnout among Moroccan oncologists: A national survey


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Hassan II University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
2 Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Zineb Benbrahim
Department of Medical Oncology, Hassan II University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Route Sidi Hrazem, Fez.
Morocco
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JQSH.JQSH_13_19

Get Permissions

Introduction: Burnout is an unwanted outcome of chronic occupational stressors. Oncology staff is expected to suffer from burnout more than other health-care professionals. The aim of this survey was to determine the prevalence of burnout among Moroccan oncologists and to determine potential causal factors. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional analytical study using an online self-administered questionnaire to oncologists in Morocco. We used the Maslach Burnout Inventory and additional questions exploring work and lifestyle factors. The questionnaire was sent in January 2018. Results: A total of 100 oncologists answered the questionnaire with predominance of women (75%), young participants (74%), and medical oncologists (60%). Eighty-five percent of the oncologists showed evidence of burnout. The rates of high scores of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low scores of personal accomplishment were, respectively, 57%, 44%, and 56%.In the univariate linear analysis, age younger than 35 years (p = 0.014), being in residency training (p = 0.004), not having extra professional activities (p = 0.009), having an experience less than 10 years (p = 0.02) and estimating vacation time as not adequate (p = 0.05) were all significantly associated with increased burnout scores.In the multivariate analysis, only age <35 years (p = 0.028), being in residency training (p = 0.026), and having an experience less than 10 years (p = 0.01) were independent risk factors of burnout. Conclusion: These findings reveal that burnout in oncologists is higher than those reported internationally. Multidimensional interventions should be implemented to reduce burnout rates among Moroccan oncologists.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed720    
    Printed52    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded37    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal