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Medicina clínica y social

On-line version ISSN 2521-2281


ROMERO, Anthon Daniel Torres  and  ROMERO, Ivana Araceli Alcaraz. Burnout syndrome in residents of a public hospital in the city of Areguá in 2020. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2020, vol.4, n.3, pp.98-103. ISSN 2521-2281.


Stress deserves special attention within what would be mental health, taking into account that prolonged states of stress could lead to severe depressive or anxiety states. Hospital work is one of the innate source jobs for stress, this paper will focus on stress in medical residents.


To determine the Burnout Syndrome in medical residents of a public hospital in the city of Areguá in the year 2020. Method: Descriptive, cross-sectional, non-probabilistic observational study from June to August 2020, of 24 surveys, at the National Cancer Hospital (Aregua). Maslach Burnout Inventory - Healt Service Survey (MBI-HSS) questionnaire was applied.


24 surveys were analyzed. Ages between 24 and 34 years (28,875±3,0405). Twelve residents with Burnout Syndrome were reported, equivalent to 54.2% of the sample. Low personal realization with 66,7% (16); high emotional exhaustion 45,8% (11); high depersonalization 50% (12).


In the present research it was found that 54.2% of the residents surveyed are categorized with Burnout Syndrome. Jacome et al's research is highlighted where 47,5% of the residents were categorized with Burnout Syndrome; while, in the study of Estigarribia et al a low prevalence of Burnout Syndrome was found, equivalent to 22%; this difference can be due to the instrument that was used in both studies, being the MBI.

Keywords : Psychological Burnout; Psychological Stress; Burnout Syndrome..

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