Yessenia Gamonal Mosaurieta
Carmen García Vargas
Ines Silva Mathews
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
The Burnout’s syndrome, is a state of tiredness or frustration made by the lack of recompense expected, after an effort dedicated, preceded by an stage of lack of motivation, production and inefficacy; these situation is one of the main causes of deterioration of job conditions, increase of accidents and labour absenteeism. Objective: to determine the existence of Burnout’s syndrome among nurses of critical units from a children health institution. Material and methods: the study was quantitative – descriptive and cross –sectional, made in five services of critical areas of a
health institution level III; population was formed by 132 professional nurses with a participation of 105 following inclusion and exclusion criteria; to data collect it was used the self-applied questionnaire of Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) in translated and validated version in Peru; through personal interviews and deliver of instrument in close envelop; data analysis was made through descriptive statistic with univariated and bivariated analysis with the help of SPSS v. 13. Results: 78.1% had Burnout’s syndrome trend, mainly low level in all dimensions: depersonalization, emotional tiredness 66.7% and personal performance 65.7%; al nurses showed low personal performance; however, at surgical room and emergency they showed emotional tiredness in a medium level as well (30.4% and 33.9% respectively). Conclusion: high Burnout’s syndrome trend with low personal performance in all critical areas, especially surgical room.