Psychological Stress and Burnout Among Healthcare Workers In Department of Dental Services, MNGHA: A
Cross Sectional Survey.
Ragad M. AlBani1, Yasmeen A. AlHaizan1, Latifa Y. AlGudaibi2, Abdulrahman M. AlJeraisy3, Dr. Abdullah AlZahem4, Dr. Meshal AlAqeel5.
1. College of Dentistry, KSU. 2. College of Dentistry, KSAU-HS. 3. College of Medicine, KSAU-HS. 4. Consultant of AGD and Director of Quality Assurance Unit, KAMC – KSAU-HS. 5. Assistant Professor and Consultant of Psychiatry, KAMC – KSAU-HS.
Stress is a state of anxiety produced when events and responsibilities exceed one’s coping abilities1, while a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job defined as burnout2. The dental working environment is a stressful environment which subjected to many stressors that could be related to dental procedures, office organization or interpersonal relationships involving office personnel or patients3. The standard of patient’s care will be affected by the negative mental and medical impact of the stress on the healthcare providers. A previous study was conducted in NGHA, Saudi Arabia 2014 showed that the overall prevalence of stress among health care workers is 66.2%, while 97% is the job satisfaction.4
Aim and Objectives
The study aims to investigate the psychological stress and burnout among healthcare providers in Department of Dental Services, MNGHA.
1. Identify psychological stress and burnout level among healthcare providers in the department of dental services, MNGHA.
2. Compare psychological stress and burnout level between different job titles and specialties.
3. Determine the effect of age, gender, and marital status on healthcare providers’ stress and burnout.