Coping Skills and Burnout among Medical Officers in a Malaysian Tertiary Hospital

  • Nur Faizah Ali Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nor Jannah Nasution Raduan Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia 
  • Zaliha Ismail Department of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor Malaysia
  • Salmi Razali Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract


Burnout among doctors is hazardous, leading to stress which results in poor decision making and exposure to medical errors. This study aims to improve the knowledge gap of the issues of burnout and coping skills among medical officers. This study is a cross-sectional study involving 250 medical officers using universal sampling. Of the total 250 participants, 63 (25.2%) were burnout. The presence of burnout was significantly associated with dysfunctional coping skills (t=-4.96; p <0.001).  Burnout is prevalent among medical officers. It is vital to take actions that can promote good mental health in the form of coping skills and resilience training.

Keywords: burnout; coping skills; doctors; medical

eISSN 2514-751X © 2020 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v5i15.357

Published
2020-03-07
How to Cite
ALI, Nur Faizah et al. Coping Skills and Burnout among Medical Officers in a Malaysian Tertiary Hospital. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 15, p. 1-15, mar. 2020. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/357>. Date accessed: 02 apr. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v5i15.357.
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