Correlation Between Work Fatigue Caused by COVID-19 and Occupational Burnout -Regression Analysis of Occupational Stress in Physiotherapists-

COVID-19로 인해 발생한 업무의 피로도와 직무소진의 상관관계 및 직무스트레스와의 회귀분석 연구 -물리치료사를 대상으로-

  • Lee, Sang-Yeol (Department of Physical therapy, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Choi, Su-Hong (Pusan National University Hospital) ;
  • Kim, In-Gyun (Changwon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine) ;
  • Oh, Kang-O (New Busan Hospital) ;
  • Yoon, Sung-Young (Department of Physical Therapy, Graduated school of Kyungsung University) ;
  • Seok, Him (Department of Physical Therapy, Graduated school of Kyungsung University) ;
  • Heo, Jae-Seok (Department of Physical Therapy, Graduated school of Kyungsung University)
  • 이상열 (경성대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 최수홍 (부산대학교병원 재활의학팀) ;
  • 김인균 (창원자생한방병원) ;
  • 오강오 (새부산병원) ;
  • 윤성영 (경성대학교 대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 석힘 (경성대학교 대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 허재석 (경성대학교 대학원 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2021.07.06
  • Accepted : 2021.07.15
  • Published : 2021.08.31


Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the type of physical therapist response work and its intensity, along with the prolonged prevalence of COVID-19, to determine the impact on physical therapists' occupational stress and occupational burnout. Methods: An online survey was conducted with 118 physiotherapists and collected the participants' gender, final educational background, clinical work experience, workplace type, additional workload, and fatigue associated with COVID-19. After excluding one participant who submitted an incomplete questionnaire, 117 respondents were included in the final data. Results: Additional COVID-19-related workloads and response reliability for fatigue, occupational burnout, and occupational stress were shown to have Cronbach's alpha measures of 0.76, 0.89, and 0.87, respectively. Groups who had experienced a new epidemic in the past showed higher fatigue levels (3.06±0.94) than those groups who had no such experience (2.49±0.84; p < 0.05). Correlation analysis of COVID-19 work fatigue and occupational burnout scales showed a positive correlation (r = 0.19; p < 0.05). The regression of occupational burnout and occupational stress showed a regression model of Y = 20.00+0.43X1 (X1: job stress; p< 0.05) and an explanatory power of 24.8% with an adj.R2 = 0.25. Conclusion: Based on the results, it is suggested that various institutions, such as medical institutions, educational institutions, and physiotherapists' associations, should seek ways to manage and alleviate physiotherapists' stress.



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