Fatigue and burnout among Latvian nurses

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Abstract

The quality of nursing is one of the most important factors in healthcare. Fatigue and burnout are common complaints
among nurses, due to which they may become less productive and make more professional mistakes. The aim of this study is
to find burnout and fatigue and their correlation among nurses practicing in Latvia. Research was performed using Maslacha's
Burnout Inventory (MBI) assessed emotional exhaustion, de-personalisation and the lack of personal achievement. To
measure fatigue, the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS) Questionnaire Study was used; the sample included 190 registered
and practicing nurses working both in the medical and surgical units in hospitals. The respondents were aged 23-74 years.
Burnout and fatigue were measured and correlations were calculated. The data showed that there are significant correlations
between the MBI and CIS subscales. The results indicate that fatigue and burnout are common and are strongly associated in
the nursing population in Latvia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111–116
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2017

Keywords*

  • Fatigue
  • burnout
  • nurses
  • Latvia

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)

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