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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2013 Jul-Aug;51(4):428-31.

[Burnout syndrome among family physicians].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.


in English, Spanish


burnout syndrome is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can occur among workers who interact directly with others. This could affect job performance. The objective was to determine the prevalence of this syndrome and its associated factors among family physicians.


a cross-sectional survey applying the Maslach Burnout Inventory was conducted in a selected convenience non-probability sampling of family physicians. Central tendency and dispersion measures were used in determining the prevalence of burnout syndrome; the associated factors were analysed by χ(2) test.


there were 59 cases of burnout syndrome, 36 had involvement in a single component, 15 in 2 and 8 were affected in 3 components; we observed that 35 % of positive cases reported doing an average of 10 extra shifts a month (p = 0.013). Having a second job was associated with positive cases of burnout syndrome.


the results are consistent with similar studies. Working extra shifts or having a second job were the related factors most associated to this syndrome.


agotamiento profesional; burnout, professional; médicos de familia; physicians, family

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