Resident Burnout: Prevalence and Associated Factors in Rajavithi Hospital
Background : Professional burnout was the new challenge in residency training programs and
also reflects quality of the training that institute provided.
Methods : A cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate burnout and associated factors
among medical residents. Burnout, occupational stress factor were measured with validated
Results : 187(58.6%) residents completed the survey. Our results indicate that 99(53.8%) of
residents had high emotional exhaustion, 38(20.7%) had moderate emotional exhaustion and
47 (25.5%) had low emotional exhaustion. Also 65(35.1%) had high depersonalization,
30(16.2%) had moderate depersonalization and 90(48.6%) had low depersonalization. 2(1.1 %)
had a low sense of personal accomplishment, 5(2.7%) had a moderate sense of personal
accomplishment and 177(96.2%) had high sense of personal accomplishment. Emotional
exhaustion was associated with sex, year of study, sleep time, using sleeping pill, sufficiency
of income, burden of caring family, extra-night shift outside hospital. Emotional exhaustion
associated with work load OR =0.32, 95% CI 0.14-0.73; p=0.007, coworker support OR =0.27,
95% CI 0.1-0.72; p=0.009 and role of medical instructors OR =0.39, 95% CI 0.15-0.97; p=0.043
Depersonalization associated with organization environment OR =0.36, 95% CI 0.18-0.73;
p=0.005 and coworker support OR =0.24, 95% CI 0.09-0.6; p=0.003.
Conclusions: This study show mostly of resident had high level of emotional exhaustion, low
depersonalization and high level of feeling accomplished. Both personal factors and
work-related factors were associated with burnout.