Prevalence and determinants of burnout syndrome among physicians in Cameroon: a research proposal

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Vitalis Fambombi FetehFrank Leonel Tianyi

Abstract

Burnout syndrome is a common psychological state, that may affect human healthcare providers due to their prolonged exposure to job stressors. Burnout can hinder optimal healthcare delivery. Hence this study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates of burnout syndrome amongst physicians in Cameroon. Specifically: (1) to determine the prevalence of burnout syndrome amongst Cameroonian doctors. (2) To identify potential determinants of burnout among Cameroonian doctors. (3) To compare the prevalence and determinants of burnout among specialist physicians and general practitioners in Cameroon. This cross-sectional study will include a minimum of 335 doctors working in five regions of Cameroon. Consenting physicians will be consecutively recruited and data on sociodemographic and work characteristics will be collected via a printed self-administered questionnaire and burnout will be assessed using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Data will be analysed using Epi Info version 7 and a p value < 0.05 will be considered significant. Multivariable logistic regression will be used to identify determinants of burnout syndrome. Physicians' mental health is largely neglected in developing countries like Cameroon. Data from this research...Continue Reading

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