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Burnout as a Predictor of Quality of Life among Selected Filipino Nurses


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1 The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines
2 The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
     

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The present study examined the possible predictive effect of burnout on the quality of life of nurses working in the hospital setting. Participants involved 91 selected Filipino staff nurses employed in private hospitals in Quezon City, Philippines who completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory and WHO Quality of Life-Bref that measured burnout and quality of life respectively. Results of the study showed a significantly negative relationship between nurse burnout and quality of life. Moreover, a regression analysis of the data showed that a significant variance of 90.7% in physical, 92.2% in psychological, 82.5% in social, and 91.8% in environmental aspects of the quality of life can be accounted for by burnout namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment. Significant results also showed no difference in the research variables when respondents are grouped according to gender and civil status. Overall, the present study showed clear and vivid inference that burnout had adverse impact on the various aspects of a person's well-being and quality of life. Thus, this correlational and analytical study recommends the need for a psychotherapeutic intervention program to be developed that can reduce burnout and improve the quality of life among nurses.

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Burnout, Correlation, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Nurses, Quality of Life, WHO Quality of Life-Bref.
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Rajesh George
The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines
Marc Eric S. Reyes
The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Abstract


The present study examined the possible predictive effect of burnout on the quality of life of nurses working in the hospital setting. Participants involved 91 selected Filipino staff nurses employed in private hospitals in Quezon City, Philippines who completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory and WHO Quality of Life-Bref that measured burnout and quality of life respectively. Results of the study showed a significantly negative relationship between nurse burnout and quality of life. Moreover, a regression analysis of the data showed that a significant variance of 90.7% in physical, 92.2% in psychological, 82.5% in social, and 91.8% in environmental aspects of the quality of life can be accounted for by burnout namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment. Significant results also showed no difference in the research variables when respondents are grouped according to gender and civil status. Overall, the present study showed clear and vivid inference that burnout had adverse impact on the various aspects of a person's well-being and quality of life. Thus, this correlational and analytical study recommends the need for a psychotherapeutic intervention program to be developed that can reduce burnout and improve the quality of life among nurses.

Keywords


Burnout, Correlation, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Nurses, Quality of Life, WHO Quality of Life-Bref.