The prevalence of burnout in occupational therapists

Sturgess J. and Poulsen A. (1983) The prevalence of burnout in occupational therapists. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 3 4: 47-60. doi:10.1300/J004v03n04_05

Author Sturgess J.
Poulsen A.
Title The prevalence of burnout in occupational therapists
Journal name Occupational Therapy in Mental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1541-3101
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J004v03n04_05
Open Access Status
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 47
End page 60
Total pages 14
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3202 Applied Psychology
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Burnout is a stress which may affect all health professionals. In this paper its process, causes and characteristics in various health professionals are outlined. A survey of burnout in Australian occupational therapists was conducted. The results show that occupational therapists working in the psychosocial area have significantly more burnout on the measure of frequency of feelings of personal accomplishment than do those working in paediatric or physical rehabilitation areas. These feelings are related to specific differences in job characteristics. Implications for prevention of burnout are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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