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dc.contributor.authorMurray, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorAdamis, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.authormcnicholas, fiona
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-21T14:29:52Z
dc.date.available2022-10-21T14:29:52Z
dc.identifier.pmid36053595
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001308
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/634450
dc.description.abstractBackground: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major strains for healthcare staff. Objectives: This study aims to assess prevalence of occupational burnout (BO) during COVID-19 in staff working in an acute paediatric hospital setting. Participants: One hundred and thirty-three staff, out of 1900 eligible staff (9.6% response rate), completed an online or paper and pencil survey. Methods: The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory was used as the main outcome measure. Additional questions examined the impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on work setting and personal health. Results: The majority of respondents reported moderate or higher levels of BO for personal (n=93; 70%) and work domains (n=83; 62%). Rates of patient-related BO were lower (n=18; 13%). Higher rates of BO were found in staff with self-rated COVID-19 adverse effects on physical (n=50, 38%) and mental health (n=88, 66%) (F (2, 13.019)=16.019, p<0.001). The majority of staff had no stress reduction training at any stage in their career, either professional (60%), on the job (62%) or postpandemic (59%) work. Although most (82%) were aware of occupational health supports, few (30%) reported an intention to access these if needed; 65% (n=86) of the respondents seriously considered changing jobs in the last 6-12 months. Conclusion: High level of occupational stress among hospital staff during COVID-19, in the absence of stress reduction training is a risk factor for BO. Interventions, acceptable to the employee, are urgently needed given the likelihood of additional work demands as COVID-19 continues.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2022. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjecthealth services researchen_US
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL STRESSen_US
dc.subjectACUTE HOSPITALSen_US
dc.subjectCORONAVIRUSen_US
dc.subjectMEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAININGen_US
dc.subjectCHILDRENen_US
dc.titleCOVID-19-related occupational stress in staff in an acute paediatric teaching hospital in Ireland.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2399-9772
dc.identifier.journalBMJ paediatrics openen_US
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen_US
dc.source.journaltitleBMJ paediatrics open
dc.source.volume6
dc.source.issue1
refterms.dateFOA2022-10-21T14:29:53Z
dc.source.countryEngland


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