Burnout syndrome (BOS) is a work-related constellation of symptoms characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. A cross-sectional survey was performed to study the prevalence of BOS among a randomly selected sample of 280 Italian Red Cross volunteers. A socio-demographic questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)-HSS were used to collect data. 241 volunteers participated (response rate: 86.1%). A significant proportion of the workers had BOS subscale scores in the highest tertile: emotional exhaustion 8.0%, depersonalization 35.9% and perceived lack of accomplishment 23.5%, respectively. Volunteers in emergency care reported higher levels of emotional exhaustion (p=0.004) and depersonalization (p=0.001), and lower level of personal accomplishment (p=0.042) than volunteers engaged in non-healthcare social and administrative duties. These findings support the opportunity of a set of administrative, organizational and individual preventive interventions for emergency volunteers' mental health.

Chirico, F., Crescenzo, P., Sacco, A., Riccò, M., Ripa, S., Nucera, G., Magnavita, N., Prevalence of burnout syndrome among Italian volunteers of the Red Cross: a cross-sectional study, <<INDUSTRIAL HEALTH>>, 2021; 59 (2): 117-127. [doi:10.2486/indhealth.2020-0246] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/174661]

Prevalence of burnout syndrome among Italian volunteers of the Red Cross: a cross-sectional study

Chirico, Francesco;Sacco, Angelo;Magnavita, Nicola
2021

Abstract

Burnout syndrome (BOS) is a work-related constellation of symptoms characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. A cross-sectional survey was performed to study the prevalence of BOS among a randomly selected sample of 280 Italian Red Cross volunteers. A socio-demographic questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)-HSS were used to collect data. 241 volunteers participated (response rate: 86.1%). A significant proportion of the workers had BOS subscale scores in the highest tertile: emotional exhaustion 8.0%, depersonalization 35.9% and perceived lack of accomplishment 23.5%, respectively. Volunteers in emergency care reported higher levels of emotional exhaustion (p=0.004) and depersonalization (p=0.001), and lower level of personal accomplishment (p=0.042) than volunteers engaged in non-healthcare social and administrative duties. These findings support the opportunity of a set of administrative, organizational and individual preventive interventions for emergency volunteers' mental health.
2021
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Chirico, F., Crescenzo, P., Sacco, A., Riccò, M., Ripa, S., Nucera, G., Magnavita, N., Prevalence of burnout syndrome among Italian volunteers of the Red Cross: a cross-sectional study, <<INDUSTRIAL HEALTH>>, 2021; 59 (2): 117-127. [doi:10.2486/indhealth.2020-0246] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/174661]
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