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Research Update

Research Using the Maslach Burnout Inventory™:

Burnout and Self-Reported Suboptimal Patient Care Amongst Health Care Workers Providing HIV Care in Malawi
Kim, M. H., Mazenga, A. C., Simon, K., Yu, X., Ahmed, S., Nyasulu, P., et al. (2018). Burnout and self-reported suboptimal patient care amongst health care workers providing HIV care in Malawi. PLoS ONE, 13(2), e0192983.
The MBI Human Services Survey measured burnout in healthcare workers in Malawi. Key findings: (a) 62% of the 520 surveyed healthcare workers met the criteria for burnout, and (b) burnout was associated with self-reported suboptimal patient care practices and attitudes.

Burnout Syndrome in Workers of a Health Establishment in a Colombian Municipality
Marrugo, E. B. (2018). Burnout syndrome in workers of a health establishment in a Colombian municipality. International Journal of Radiology & Radiation Therapy, 5(3), 134-138.
The MBI Human Services Survey measured burnout in 82 workers at a hospital in Bolicar, Colombia. Key findings: prevalence of burnout was 21.14%, with 45.12% for emotional exhaustion, 9.75% for depersonalization, and 8.55% for low personal accomplishment.

Correlates and Outcomes of Physician Burnout Within a Large Academic Medical Center
Windover, A. K., Martinez, K., Mercer, M. B., et al. (2018). Correlates and outcomes of physician burnout within a large academic medical center. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online February 19, 2018.
The MBI Human Services Survey measured burnout in physicians from the Cleveland Clinic Health System, a large nonprofit academic health system. Key findings: 35% of the 399 physicians surveyed met the criteria for burnout.

Factors Associated with Burnout Among US Neurosurgery Residents: A Nationwide Survey
Attenello, F. J., et al. (2018). Factors associated with burnout among US neurosurgery residents: a nationwide survey. Journal of Neurosurgery. Published online February 9, 2018.
The MBI Human Services Survey measured burnout in residents in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons database. Key findings: (a) 67% of the 346 surveyed residents met the criteria for burnout, (b) factors associated with burnout were inadequate operating room exposure, hostile faculty, and social stressors outside of work, and (c) meaningful mentorship was protective against burnout.

Prevalence of Burnout Among Pain Medicine Physicians and Its Potential Effect upon Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Oncologic Pain or Chronic Pain of Nononcologic Origin
Riquelme, R. et al. (2018). Prevalence of burnout among pain medicine physicians and its potential effect upon clinical outcomes in patients with oncologic pain or chronic pain of nononcologic origin. Pain Medicine. Published online January 19, 2018.
The MBI Human Services Survey measured burnout in 301 physicians. Key findings: (a) 7.3% met the criteria for burnout, (b) burnout was higher among pain medicine physicians than primary care physicians, and (c) burnout was positively associated with patients’ pain relief but not with satisfaction with pain control or quality of life.

Subtypes in Clinical Burnout Patients Enrolled in an Employee Rehabilitation Program: Differences in Burnout Profiles, Depression, and Recovery/Resources-Stress Balance
Bauernhofer, K., et al. (2018). Subtypes in clinical burnout patients enrolled in an employee rehabilitation program: differences in burnout profiles, depression, and recovery/resources-stress balance. BMC Psychiatry, 18(10), 1-13.
The MBI General Survey measured burnout in 103 patients from two specialized psychosomatic clinics in Austria. Key findings: patients with high exhaustion, high or elevated cynicism, and low professional efficacy showed more severe depression symptoms and worse recover/resources-stress balance than patients with elevated exhaustion, low cynicism, and high professional efficacy.

Research Using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory:

Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy in Women Attending Clinics in a University Hospital in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: Prevalence and Associated Factors
Algahtani, A. H., Al Khedair, K., Al-Jeheiman, R., Al-Turki, H. A., & Al Qahtani, N. H. (2018). Anxiety and depression during pregnancy in women attending clinics in a University Hospital in Eastern province of Saudi Arabia: prevalence and associated factors. International Journal of Women's Health, 2018(10), 101-108.
The STAI for Adults measured anxiety in 575 pregnant women in Saudi Arabia. Key findings: (a) prevalence of state- and trait-anxiety was 23.6% and 23.9%, respectively, and (b) risk of anxiety was higher among unemployed women with history of miscarriage and unplanned pregnancy.

Assessment of Anxiety-Depression Levels and Perceptions of Quality of Life in Adolescents with Dysmenorrhea
Sahin, N., Kasap, B. Kirli, U., Yeniceri, N., & Topal, Y. (2018). Assessment of anxiety-depression levels and perceptions of quality of life in adolescents with dysmenorrhea. Reproductive Health, 15(13), 1-7.
The STAI for Adults measured anxiety in 60 adolescents with dysmenorrhea and 41 healthy adolescents. Key findings: (a) anxiety scores were higher in adolescents with dysmenorrhea, (b) anxiety levels had a negative relationship to perceived quality of life, and (c) while likelihood of dysmenorrhea was tied to increasing depression scores, anxiety levels had no effect.

Effectiveness of Family Integrated Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Infant and Parent Outcomes: A Multicentre, Multinational, Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial
O'Brien, K., et al. (2018). Effectiveness of Family Integrated Care in neonatal intensive care units on infant and parent outcomes: a multicentre, multinational, cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Published online February 7, 2018.
The STAI for Adults measured anxiety in parents of 1,786 infants across 26 neonatal intensive care units. Key findings: Family Integrated Care programs improved infant weight gain, decreased parent stress and anxiety, and increased high-frequency exclusive breastmilk feeding at discharge.

Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial
MchCullough, A., et al. (2017). Measuring the effects of an animal-assisted intervention for pediatric oncology patients and their parents: A multisite randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Published online December 21, 2017.
The STAI for Adults and the STAI for Children measured anxiety in 106 children diagnosed with cancer and their parents. Key findings: (a) regular visits from a therapy dogs significantly decreased parenting stress compared to control group, and (b) children in the intervention group and control group experienced significant reduction in state anxiety.

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