Burnout and Coping Skills amongst Medical Officers: A study in a Tertiary Hospital in Malaysia

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Abstract


Burnout among doctors is hazardous, leading to stress which results in poor decision making and exposure to medical errors.  This study aims to improve the knowledge gap of the issues of burnout and coping skills among medical officers. This is a cross-sectional study involving 250 medical officers, using universal sampling. Of the total 250 participants, 63 (25.2%) were burnout. The presence of burnout was significantly associated with dysfunctional coping skills (t=-4.96; p <0.001).  Burnout is prevalent among medical officers. It is vital to take actions that can promote good mental health in the form of coping skills and resilience training.

 

 

 

Keywords


burnout; coping skills; doctors; medical

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1940

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