Burnout, psychosomatic symptoms and job satisfaction among Dutch nurse anaesthetists: A survey

Meeusen, V., Van Dam, K., Brown-Mahoney, C., Van Zundert, A. and Knape, H. (2010) Burnout, psychosomatic symptoms and job satisfaction among Dutch nurse anaesthetists: A survey. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 54 5: 616-621. doi:10.1111/j.1399-6576.2010.02213.x


Author Meeusen, V.
Van Dam, K.
Brown-Mahoney, C.
Van Zundert, A.
Knape, H.
Title Burnout, psychosomatic symptoms and job satisfaction among Dutch nurse anaesthetists: A survey
Journal name Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-5172
1399-6576
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2010.02213.x
Open Access Status
Volume 54
Issue 5
Start page 616
End page 621
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Background: To meet the increasing demand for healthcare providers, it is crucial to recruit and retain more nurse anaesthetists (NAs). The majority of NAs in the Netherlands are >45 years old, and retaining them in their jobs is very important. This study investigates the relationships among burnout, physical health and job satisfaction among Dutch NAs. Methods: Two thousand NAs working in Dutch hospitals were invited to participate in this online questionnaire. We tested the relationships among burnout, psychosomatic symptoms, sickness absence, perceived general health and job satisfaction. Results: Nine hundred and twenty-three questionnaires were completed and analysed (46% response rate). Burnout and psychosomatic symptoms were negatively associated with job satisfaction, and predicted 27% of job satisfaction. Perceived general health was positively and sickness absence was negatively related to job satisfaction. Older NAs had a higher incidence of burnout than their younger counterparts. Conclusions: The results confirmed the importance of a healthy psychosocial work environment for promoting job satisfaction. To prevent burnout, further research is necessary to determine the factors causing stress. These findings may also apply to anaesthesiologists who share many tasks and work in close cooperation with NAs.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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