Factors influencing burnout of health care provider in emergency medical center - Focused on nurses -

응급의료센터에 근무하는 보건의료인의 소진에영향을 미치는 요인

  • Received : 2012.07.11
  • Accepted : 2012.08.16
  • Published : 2012.08.31


Purpose : This study was designed to identify factors influencing burnout of nurses in emergency medical center. Methods : Data were collected by questionnaires from 178 emergency room nurses randomly selected from 6 general hospitals in two metropolitan cities. Measures were burnout, QEC, depression, decision latitude and job demand. Data were analysed using frequencies, means, standard deviation, t-test or one way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression with SPSS/win 18.0 version. Results : The mean score for burnout in emergency room nurses was 2.59 out of possible 4. There were significant differences in burnout according to exercise, leisure, position, job demand and depression. Burnout correlated negatively with exercise and leisure, and positively with job demand and depression. Factors influencing burnout in emergency room nurses were identified as exercise(${\beta}$=-.399, p<.001), leisure(${\beta}$=-.354, p<.001), job demand(${\beta}$=.301, p=.006) and depression(${\beta}$=.189, p=.021). These factors explained 49.8% of burnout reported by emergency room nurses. Conclusion : The result indicate which factors are major factors influencing burnout in emergency room nurses in general hospitals. Therefore, these factors may serve as predictors of burnout in emergency room nurses.



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