Level of job burnout among midwives working in labour rooms in barcelona region: A cross-sectional study

Pablo Rodríguez Coll, Rosa Cabedo Ferreiro, Roser Palau Costafreda, Laia Cantó Codina, Sergio García Perdomo, Noemí Obregón Gutiérrez, Ramón Escuriet Peiró

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Background: Nowadays, burnout syndrome (BS) symptoms appear to have increased in healthcare workers, specifically midwives, but there are no studies on burnout among midwives in Catalonia. The present study aimed to assess and describe the prevalence of BS in midwives working in labour rooms. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 122 midwives working in 24 maternity hospitals in the Barcelona (region) which were selected using purposive sampling from January to March 2017. Data were collected using two questionnaires (demographic information, job burnout using Spanish Burnout Inventory with 20 items and four subscales). Data analysis was performed using SPSS software version 21 and Chi-Square, U Mann-Whitney, and Kruskall-Wallis. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: None of the participants obtained a critical level of BS. 37 (30.33%) participants scored medium burnout and 47 (38.52%) recorded low burnout. Statistically, work stress (P=0.01), marital status (P=0.006), attendance of more than three women per shift (P=0.001), the number of children (P=0.01), parity (P=0.005), health status (P=0.04), and being on sick leave over last year (P=0.04) were significantly correlated with medium-high levels of burnout. Burnout scores were higher in midwives having a life partner and those without children Conclusion: Following the results, no participant obtained a critical level of BS; about one-third of them scored medium-high burnout. However, specific interventions are suggested to be conducted to maintain the midwives’ motivation and prevent burnout development.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)215-224
Nombre de pàgines10
RevistaInternational Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de juny 2021


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