State Anxiety, Stress and Burnout Syndrome Among Community Pharmacists: Relation With Pharmacists' Attitudes and Beliefs
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State anxiety, work-related stress and burnout syndrome have been truly documented in health care workers. This research is focused to analize the relation of self-assessed degrees of state anxiety, work-related stress levels and burnout levels as well as their relation to pharmacists' attitudes and beliefs towards their work with patients. The research design was cross-sectional and descriptive. A survey method by self-administered technique was used on the convenient sample of 647 community pharmacists. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for data analysis. The results indicated that more than half of subjects self-assesed the high degree of state anxiety and stress' levels (60.3% and 55.8%, respectively) and nearly half of them (44.4%) experienced the high level of burnout syndrome. These phenomena are interconnected and related to pharmacists' attitudes and beliefs. The self-assessed level of state anxiety, stress and burnout synd...rome were related and high levels were reported among older pharmacists (51 - 60 years) with more years of practice (11-20 years) from Belgrade region.
Keywords:Burnout syndrome / Occupational stress / State anxiety / Attitudes and beliefs
Source:Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2014, 48, 2, 9-15
- Assoc Pharmaceutical Teachers India, Bangalore