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Moradi Y, Baradaran H R, Yazdandoost M, Atrak S, Kashanian M. Prevalence of Burnout in residents of obstetrics and gynecology: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015; 29 (1) :597-602
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3044-en.html
Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , baradaran.hr@iums.ac.ir
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Background: Burnout is currently a major concern among physicians due to their high level of stress at work. There are several reports on various levels of burnout in residency programs due to several predisposing factors. The aim of this systematic review was to estimate a more precise prevalence of burnout among residents of obstetrics and gynecology.

Methods: PubMed, Science Direct and Scopus were searched to identify peer-reviewed English-language studies published from January 1974 to 2005 reporting burnout among residents of obstetrics and gynecology.  The key words used in the search were as follows: Residents, gynecology and obstetrics, professional burnout, depersonalization, distress, anxiety, or emotional exhaustion. Relevant additional articles were identified from the lists of the retrieved articles.

Results: We identified 12 studies which met our criteria. A total of 2509 participants were included in this meta-analysis. The overall prevalence rate of burnout on all the three subscales was 44% (95% CI: 30 - 57) in this group of residents.

Conclusion:This meta-analysis revealed a high prevalence of burnout syndrome in residents during obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Therefore, it is recommended to consider and address this important issue to develop solutions and interventions which could improve the work condition of the medical residents.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Epidemiology

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