Burnout syndrome in health care workers of the Hospital Arequipa (Peru) during the pandemic

Agueda Muñoz del Carpio-Toia, Juan Manuel Zevallos Rodríguez, Walter L. Arias Gallegos, Juvenal Jara Terrazas, Maribel Chuquipalla Zamalloa, Ximena Alarcón Guzmán, Julio Velazco, Mirta María Salazar

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Introduction: At the end of 2019, the global community was surprised by the new outbreak of coronavirus in China. We argued that the chronic exposure to psychosocial risk factors during four months, could precipitate the burnout syndrome among the healthcare workers who attend patients with COVID-19. Objective: To determine the frequency and severity of burnout syndrome in healthcare personnel who working Goyeneche Hospital from Ministry of Health Hospital from Arequipa City along the COVID-19 pandemic. Material and Methods: Descriptive transectional study, in which there were registered the sociodemographic characteristics of 147 healthcare workers in Goyeneche Hospital and there was applied the Burnout Maslach Inventory. Results: The 70.7% of the Goyeneche Hospital health care personnel presents burnout syndrome, and major part of the percentage have concerns about the attention of patients with COVID-19, also they don’t feel trained enough for this, they also are concern because don´t have the Personal protective equipment and they don’t know the safety attention protocols. Conclusion: There is a significant association among the burnout syndrome punctuation and the attention of patients with COVID-19.

Translated title of the contributionSíndrome de Burnout en trabajadores de salud del Hospital de Arequipa (Perú) durante la pandemia
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)262-272
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Issue number3
StateIndexed - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Burnout syndrome
  • COVID-19
  • healthcare workers
  • pandemic


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