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Burnout syndrome among multinational nurses working in Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Al-Turki Haifa | Al-Turki Rasha | Al-Dardas Hiba | Al-Gazal Manal | Al-Maghrabi Ghada | Al-Enizi Nawal | Ghareeb Basema

Journal: Annals of African Medicine
ISSN 1596-3519

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 226;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Burnout syndrome | emotional exhaustion | Maslach burnout inventory | nurses | Saudi Arabia

Background : Nursing Staff is reported to be under extreme state of stress, leading to burnout syndrome (BS). Most of the studies have been conducted among the nurses working in their home countries. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of BS among a multinational nursing workforce in Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods : King Fahd University Hospital, AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia, is a tertiary care hospital employing 510 nurses of multinational workforce. Two hundred and fifty Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) individual-based questionnaires were distributed after modification to include the age, sex, marital status, nationality, unit working and number of years on the job. The data were entered in the database and analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), version 14.0. A P value of
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