[Professional burnout in dentists and stomatologists of the Galician Health Service].

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Title: [Professional burnout in dentists and stomatologists of the Galician Health Service].
Transliterated Title: Desgaste profesional entre los odontólogos y estomatólogos del Servicio Gallego de Salud.
Authors: Varela-Centelles PI; Centro de Salud de Burela, Lugo, Spain., Fontao Valcárcel LF, Martínez González AM, Pita Babío A, Valín Liz MC
Source: Atencion primaria [Aten Primaria] 2005 Apr 15; Vol. 35 (6), pp. 301-5.
Publication Type: Comparative Study; Journal Article
Language: Spanish; Castilian
Journal Info: Publisher: Elsevier España Country of Publication: Spain NLM ID: 9111075 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 0212-6567 (Print) Linking ISSN: 02126567 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Aten Primaria Subsets: MEDLINE
Imprint Name(s): Publication: Madrid : Elsevier España
Original Publication: Barcelona : Haymarket,
MeSH Terms: Burnout, Professional/*epidemiology , Dentists/*psychology, Adult ; Burnout, Professional/psychology ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Data Interpretation, Statistical ; Female ; Health Services ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Primary Health Care ; Spain/epidemiology ; Surveys and Questionnaires ; Workforce
Abstract: Aim: To analyse the degree of professional burnout in primary care dentists of the Galician Health Service (GHS).
Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study.
Setting: Dental care units of the GHS primary care network.
Subjects: All primary care dentists of the new primary care model of the GHS (N=79). Response rate: 50% (N=35).
Measurements: Anonymous self-applied questionnaire: the Maslach Burnout Inventory, that evaluates emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal achievements; a social and personal questionnaire. Student's t test, ANOVA, 2 or Fisher's exact test were used.
Main Results: Mean age: 46.58+/-9.47; sex: 74.3% males; temporary job: 82.9%; years in the GHS: 15.25+/-8.34. High values were detected in: emotional exhaustion 54.3%; depersonalization 55.6%; personal achievements 6.9%. No statistically significant differences were identified in terms of age, sex, marital status, type of contract, rural vs urban areas, number of patients treated, or years in the GHS, apart from the "personal achievements" subscale, that was rated, significantly higher (P=.046) by those who had shorter experience at for the GHS.
Conclusion: GHS dentists show a degree of professional burnout close to the one described for family doctors at the Spanish National Health System.
Entry Date(s): Date Created: 20050414 Date Completed: 20050624 Latest Revision: 20190906
Update Code: 20201019
PMID: 15826513
Published: 2005 Apr 15
Database: MEDLINE

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