Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology Vol.3 Issue.2

Doi:10.35365/ctjpp.21.2.14


RESEARCH ARTICLE / ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI


Evaluation of the Relationship between Burnout and Psychological Symptoms among Staff Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Elderly

Engelli ve Yaşlı Bakım Personelinin Tükenmişlik ve Ruhsal Belirti Düzeyleri Arasındaki İlişkinin İncelenmesi

 

Meltem Oral1, Nurgül Karakurt 2


Abstract:

Burnout syndrome can adversely affect individuals who work in professions that are in close contact with people, and this can contribute to deterioration in their mental health. The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between burnout levels and the psychological symptoms of disabled and elderly workers in the centers of disability and rehabilitation in Erzurum, Turkey. A total of 200 participants, 83 women, and 40 men participated in the study. Maslach Burnout Scale and Brief Symptom Inventory were administered to participants. The findings of the study indicated that the staff’s level of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization was moderate and the level of personal accomplishment was high. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, paranoid thought, and somatization were found to be among the most common psychological symptoms among the participants. The current study also has shown that as the emotional exhaustion and depersonalization levels of the staff increased, so did their psychological symptoms, and as their personal achievement levels increased, their psychological symptoms decreased.  Burnout appears to implicate mental health status of personnel working with individuals with disabilities and the elderly in care institutions.

Keywords: Burnout, Mental Health, Healthcare Team

1Assist. Prof., Ataturk University, Vocational College of Health Services, Erzurum-Turkey,.Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-7082-9186

2Assist. Prof., Erzurum Technical University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Erzurum-Turkey, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-7598-6554

Address of Correspondence/Yazışma Adresi: Ataturk University, Vocational College of Health Services, Erzurum-Turkey, E-mail: meltem_oral@yahoo.com

Date of Received/Geliş Tarihi: 24.02.2021, Date of Revision/Düzeltme Tarihi: 12.05.2021, Date of Acceptance/Kabul Tarihi: 31.05.2021, Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 01.06.2021

Citing/Referans Gösterimi: Oral, M., Karakurt, N.  (2021). Evaluation of the Relationship between Burnout and Psychological Symptoms among Staff Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Elderly, Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology, 3(2): 123-131.


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