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EJMI. 2021; 5(3): 301-308 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2021.93667

Burnout Among Medical Oncology Physicians and Related Factors: A Nationwide Survey

Okan Avci1
1Department of Medical Oncology, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey

Objectives: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of burnout among medical oncology physicians and the relevant factors on a large scale in Turkey. Methods: A total of 285 medical oncology physicians participated the study. Two forms were used to define sociodemographic and professional characteristics and Maslach burnout inventory was used to measure burnout levels. Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the factors affecting burnout. Results: Emotional exhaustion was observed in 37.5% of the participants. Emotional exhaustion was significantly higher in females (p=0.004), younger physicians (p=0.012), those without children (p<0.001), research assistants (p<0.001), those with less than 3 years of professional experience (p=0.022), those who work 40 hours and above per week (p=0.022), those with a monthly income less than $1.200 (p=0.003), those without a hobby (p: 0.001), and those who do not exercise regularly (p=0.001). In the multivariate analysis, not having any hobbies (p=0.01) and working more than 40 hours a week (p=0.003) were the significant factors affecting emotional exhaustion. Conclusion: In this study, the factors affecting burnout were increased weekly working hours and not having any hobbies. Measures to reduce burnout in medical oncology physicians should be considered both on an organizational and personal basis. Keywords: Burnout, medical oncology doctors, work overload

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Avci O. Burnout Among Medical Oncology Physicians and Related Factors: A Nationwide Survey. EJMI. 2021; 5(3): 301-308

Corresponding Author: Okan Avci

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