Strain and Serenity: Exploring the Interplay of Stress, Burnout, and Well-being Among Healthcare Professionals

Simona Dobešová Cakirpaloglu *, Panajotis Cakirpaloglu, Ondřej Skopal , Barbora Kvapilová , Tereza Schovánková , Šárka Vévodová, Jane P. Greaves, Alison Steven

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Stress and burnout can negatively affect performance, mental health, and the overall well-being of healthcare workers. Despite recognizing these consequences there is a lack of understanding of the complex relationships between stress, mental state, and well-being in this occupational group. The study aims to explore examine the prevalence of stress and burnout, and investigate the links between stress, burnout, mental state, and well-being among healthcare workers in the Czech Republic.A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Czech Republic, focusing on healthcare professionals working in various healthcare settings. A total of 1064 healthcare workers participated in the study. A standardizeds questionnaire battery was used, consisting of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Supso-7 measuring the mental state. Separate correlation and multiple regression analyses were conducted.Results: 46.24% of the healthcare workers reported high levels of emotional exhaustion, 25.56% reported high levels of depersonalization, 24.15% reported low levels of personal accomplishment, while 11.18% reported high levels of perceived stress. The findings revealed that emotional exhaustion, a core component of burnout, was associated with increased feelings of anxiety and, depression., and other psychological issues. Perceived stress was also linked to anxiety and depression, while personal accomplishment appeared to mitigate depression and support positive psychological well-being.The study provides promising evidence suggesting that addressing stress and emotional exhaustion, while fostering a sense of personal achievement, could lead to improvements in the mental health and work performance of healthcare workers. These findings highlight the importance of addressing burnout and stress management strategies to support the overall well-being of healthcare professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1415996
Number of pages10
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2024

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