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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Prevalence of burnout syndrome in workers of institution of the health sector
12 : Special Issue: 2012 AEDEM Annual Meeting ( 2014-06 )


The burnout syndrome was identified by Freudenberger in 1974, as a condition of fatigue or frustration that takes place for the dedication to a reason; it forms of life or relation that does not produce the awaited effort. The Burnout is characterized by emotional weariness, depersonalization and decrease or loss of the feeling of personal accomplishment. This problem derived from the stress that appears frequently in health professionals and there is propitiated by diverse organizational factors, which prevents the development of a labor harmonic environment and a suitable communication in the different hierarchic levels. The aim of this study consisted of determining the degree of prevalence of the burnout syndrome in the personnel of nursery and social work of a Public Health Hospital, as well as the determination of some predictive factors. The inventory was in use for measuring the burnout syndrome of Maslach which was applied to 227 nurses and 25 social workers. The principal results indicate a positive and significant correlation with the schedule of labors and with the number of patients who attend. Likewise, significant associations were identified by variables since it is the age and the marital status of the workers, which showed to have a negative correlation with regard to the dimensions of the syndrome of burnout. Finally there exists the need to realize interventions directed to reducing and eliminating the presence of the burnout syndrome in this type of personnel.

Author(s): Tirso J., Hernández - México - University Autonomy of Hidalgo State
Germán, Sánchez - México - University Autonomy of Hidalgo State
José F., Hernández - México - University Technological Tula Tepeji
Edgar, Vite - México - University Autonomy of Hidalgo State
Keywords: Syndrome of burnout, Emotional Depletion, Depersonalization, Low Personal Fulfillment
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