Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Department of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Introduction: Healthcare workers face a wide range of stressors due to the specific nature of these jobs. Aim of this study was evaluation of satisfaction, burnout, compassion, and secondary traumatic stress and related factors among residents working in training hospitals.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical, cross-sectional study was performed on medical residents working in Imam Khomeini Training Hospital in Sari, Iran, affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, in 2019. Data were collected using a demographic characteristics questionnaire and the professional quality of life scale (ProQOL). Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 24.
Result: Among 300 subjects evaluated, 134 were male (44.7%) and 166 were female (55.3%). In addition, the mean age of the residents was 29.24±3.42 years. According to the results, the mean and standard deviation of satisfaction with compassion, occupational burnout, secondary stress at workplace and compassion fatigue were estimated at 21.99±8.22, 38.46±4.17, 28.30±4.58, and 33.38±3.19, respectively. There was a significant relationship only between satisfaction with compassion and gender (P<0.001). Significant relationship was observed between the dimensions of satisfaction with compassion and job burnout (P<0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results of the study, female residents had a higher level of satisfaction with compassion, compared to male residents. Among the evaluated dimensions, the residents at the pediatrics and internal wards had more compassion satisfaction, whereas the residents in surgery and emergency medicine wards had the highest rate of job burnout.