Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 1

Burn Out Syndrome an Emerging Formidable Challenge to Health Care Delivery: Physicians Perspectives in a Recessive Economy

Muhammad Tukur Umar*, Bello Shaibu Oricha and Abubakar Ridwanu Zauro

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Received: February 26, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018

Citation: Muhammad Tukur Umar., et al. “Burn Out Syndrome an Emerging Formidable Challenge to Health Care Delivery: Physicians Perspectives in a Recessive Economy”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.1 (2018).

Abstract

Background: Worldwide, Burnout Syndrome remains a potent challenge to successful healthcare delivery. This is more so in developing economies where healthcare manpower is overstretched with attendant negative impacts on health care professionals. The objective was to evaluate the extent to which physicians are vulnerable to development of burnout syndrome and possibly suggest measures to curb this menace. To the best of our knowledge, this will be the first survey on Burnout syndrome in the study area.

Methodology: It was a descriptive cross sectional study. Respondents were selected by multistage sampling technique. Only practicing medical doctors duly certified by the national regulatory body were enrolled in the survey. Oldenburg Burnout Syndrome Inventory (OLBI) was administered. Data generated was analysed using SPSS statistical software. Binary logistic and Polytomous Universal Model (PLUM) ordinal regressions were used to model relationships between demographics and scores on the inventory scale.

Results: A total of 105 questionnaires were administered and 85 were successfully collected and analyzed representing a response rate of 81%. Years of working experience range from 2 to 27 with mean value of 9.9 ± 0.6. The median working hours were 65. There were no statistical significant relations when high scores of BOS and hours of work, years of experience and age were compared (r = 0.003, p = 0.979; r = 0.40, p = 0.72 and r = 0.094, p = 0.394) rsespectively.

Conclusion: There is vulnerability of medical doctors to burnout syndrome in Sokoto.

Keywords: Physicians; Burnout Syndrome; Sokoto; Economy

Copyright: © 2018 Muhammad Tukur Umar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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