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Universitas Psychologica

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TEJADA, Paola  and  GOMEZ, Viviola. Prevalence and both Demographic and Work Factors Associated with Burnout of Psychiatrists in Colombia. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp.863-873. ISSN 1657-9267.

Burnout can affect not only wellbeing of medical professionals but also the quality of care they can provide to their patients. Aims of the study were to assess prevalence of burnout in Colombian psychiatrist and determine the associations of experiencing burnout with other demographic and working conditions. Transversal descriptive study showed that 9.9% of the participants were experiencing high levels of burnout. Age, being employed and working exclusively with patients were the principal predictors of burnout in this population. This study showed the good psychometric properties of the CEQST that invite to use it to assess the syndrome in this country.

Keywords : Burnout; psychiatrist; prevalence; demographic variables; working conditions; Health psychology; Evaluation Questionnaire Burnout (CESQT); Colombia.

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