Nurse burnout in Taiwan

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Background: Burnout in the nursing profession was a global issue and it affected individual, organizational, and patient outcomes. However, cultural differences could affect the perception to burnout and the information about nurses’ burnout in Taiwan was still insufficient.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence rate of burnout among Taiwanese nurses.
Methods: This was cross-sectional study. The three types of eligible hospitals in Taiwan were selected using proportional stratified random sampling within a geographic area was used to decide the hospital lists after excluded the total hospital beds under 100 and without surgical or medical ward. A total of 1896 nurses participated the study. The demographic variables and modified Maslach Burnout Inventory- Human Service Survey was sued to collect the data about nurses’ burnout. The prevalence and characteristics were explored using descriptive statistics, Chi-square, ANOVA methods.
Results: Eighty percent of the nurses reported more than moderate emotional exhaustion, 66% reported more than moderate depersonalization, 75% reported more than moderately reduced personal accomplishment, and around 79% of
nurses reported above moderate burnout.
Conclusions: The level of burnout for nurses in Taiwan is high. Effective strategies were need to provide to decrease the nurse burnout.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalJournal of Nursing and Women's Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 21

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