Cătălina Croitoru1, Vlada Furdui2, Ana Leorda2, Anatolie Baciu2, Olga Bulat2, Ludmila Ursu2, Vasile Dumitraș1 and Elena Ciobanu1*
1Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Republic of Moldova
2Institute of Physiology and Sanocreatology, Republic of Moldova
*Corresponding Author: Elena Ciobanu, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Republic of Moldova.
Received: July 16, 2021; Published: July 22, 2021
Introduction: Burnout is a common problem, especially in people whose professional activity is associated with communication with other people. At the WHO European Conference, it was mentioned that work-related stress is a significant problem for about a third of people in European Union countries.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was performed. Specialty scientific papers on the indicators that reflect the stress and burnout were consulted for the elaboration of the working tool (IPSSHM questionnaire - for diagnosing the professional stress syndrome in the health workers) and selecting the testing methodology.
Results: A questionnaire, which includes two parts (general and special), was elaborated. The general part of the questionnaire (with ten items) allowed to collect personal social, professional, and married data about the respondent, regarding age, biological gender, family situation, living environment, activity environment, medical specialty, place/work institution, work experience, and information about a part-time job. The unique part of the questionnaire represents a set of 131 items, which characterize the respondent through the prism of six distinctive structural blocks: emotional-sentimental, behavioral block, cognitive block, communicative block, individual-semantic block, and neurophysiological block. The questions in the questionnaire were randomly ordered. The respondent selected the pre-set answers: Yes, No, I didn't think/Differently. Each answer receives a score from 1 to 3, depending on the peculiarity of the question and block belonging. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.71. The results of the elaborated instrument were compared with the results of two standardized questionnaires (Maslach and Eysenck), which were conducted in parallel.
Conclusion: The obtained results demonstrate the validity of the questionnaire and the possibility of its application identifying health workers' burnout.
Keywords: Questionnaire; Validation; Doctors; Stress; Burnout; Health
Citation: Elena Ciobanu., et al. “Testing and Validation of the Questionnaire Identification of Professional Stress Syndrome in Health Workers (IPSSHM)”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.8 (2021): 136-142.
Copyright: © 2021 Elena Ciobanu., 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.