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Burnout in the Clinical Personnel of Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 18 July 2020 / Approved: 19 July 2020 / Online: 19 July 2020 (21:24:17 CEST)

How to cite: Cortina-Rodríguez, G.; Afanador, Y. Burnout in the Clinical Personnel of Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020070451 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0451.v1). Cortina-Rodríguez, G.; Afanador, Y. Burnout in the Clinical Personnel of Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020070451 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0451.v1).

Abstract

Objective: To examine the burnout syndrome among the healthcare personnel in Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Descriptive study that pursues to understand burnout syndrome in the clinical personnel in Puerto Rico. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was sent via email to healthcare professionals around the island. Furthermore, open questions were asked to the participants. Results: The overall burnout level on the clinical personnel was found to be moderate. Nonetheless, in physicians, 12.1% had severe burnout levels compared to a 13.1% score in nurses. Additionally, 92.4% of physicians and 100% of nurses had moderate to severe burnout. In the three subscales, nurses scored high levels in all of them, and physicians were high in Emotional Exhaustion and moderate level in Depersonalization and Personal Accomplishment at Work. There were high levels of burnout syndrome of the clinical personnel in Puerto Rico. Conclusion: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 90% of healthcare professionals in Puerto Rico have been working with moderate to severe burnout syndrome, being the nurses the most affected. Key Words: Burnout syndrome, MBI, Clinical personnel, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Subject Areas

Burnout syndrome; MBI; Clinical personnel; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; metal health

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