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Burn out of formal carers in geriatric facilities
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15689336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From a person-centered perspective, this study investigates the relationship between burn out and anxiety-depression, among geriatric caregivers, according to the helplessness-hopelessness theory. The population studied consists of 150 caregivers, drawn from different geriatric facilities throughout France. Data was collected from three self-administered questionnaires: the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) measures burn out, whereas the STAI measures anxiety and the CES-D assesses symptoms of depression. These tools have been used to analyze the effects of several potential vulnerability factors. Three distinct groups have been identified by cluster analysis on the MBI's dimensions. Subjects from the first cluster (n = 88) did not suffer from burn out, whereas subjects from group 2 (n = 46) and group 3 (n = 16) have been rated "at risk" and "at high risk" of developing burn out. The three groups have significantly different levels of anxiety and depression. Age, profession and type of facility appeared as vulnerability factors for professional burn out.
Bénédicte Courty; Jean Bouisson; Philippe Compagnone
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychologie & neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1760-1703     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-03     Completed Date:  2005-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101203421     Medline TA:  Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  215-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de psychologie clinique et psychopathologie, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2.
Vernacular Title:
Risque d'épuisement professionnel chez les soignants en gériatrie: une approche centrée sur la personne.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Burnout, Professional / epidemiology,  psychology*
Caregivers / psychology*
Cluster Analysis
France / epidemiology
Geriatrics / manpower*
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Skilled Nursing Facilities / manpower*

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