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Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health

The prevalence of burnout syndrome and depression in relation to workability among physicians, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Author Details : Maha Maghrabi*, Hawazen Kafi, Ajwan Jan, Rajaa Al-Raddadi

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 99-105

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Introduction: Workability described when a person is adept to work as most of the people, who are at the same age group and gender, are able to practice after a period of training. Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of personal accomplishment. Lastly, depression is a mental illness that causes constant low mood and a sense of despair in the suffering person. This study aimed to improve workability in order to enhance the quality of medical care.

Material and Methods: Analytic cross-sectional study conducted to assess the relation between work ability index and burnout and depression, targeting physician working in Jeddah city.

Result: Of 930 physicians 288 completed the survey, the prevalence of moderate to severe burnout is 76.4%, 77.2%, 73.1% EE, DP, and lack of personal accomplishment respectively. While the prevalence of depression was 74.7%. There is a statistically significant association between WAI and DP (P=0.006) Lack of personal accomplishment (P= 0.019) and depression (P<0>

Conclusions: High level of depersonalization and lack of personal accomplishment and depression has evolved to poorer work ability.

Keywords: Burnout, Depression, Physician, Saudi Arabia, Workability index

Doi : 10.18231/j.jpmhh.2019.019

How to cite : Maghrabi M, Kafi H, Jan A, Al-raddadi R, The prevalence of burnout syndrome and depression in relation to workability among physicians, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. J Prev Med Holist Health 2019;5(2):99-105

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