Prevalence of burnout among medical students in Saudi Arabia universities

Authors

  • Zayed Alnefaie Department of Anatomy and Embryology, College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia
  • Rawan A. Alhazmi College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia
  • Eilaf S. Alahmadi College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia
  • Wafa M. Almuallim College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia
  • Zainab I. Aljurfi College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia
  • Samirah M. Kouki College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233527

Keywords:

Burnout, Depression, Medical students, Saudi Arabia, Obsession

Abstract

Background: Burnout is a psychological condition that results from an excessive workload and a perfectionism-driven obsession. Prolonged exposure to these conditions can create physical symptoms, resulting in various diseases. Due to their demands and obligations, medical students and healthcare professionals are particularly at risk of burning out. The study aimed to calculate the prevalence of burnout among Saudi medical students.

Methods: A total sample of 278 participants was taken. MBI was adapted and translated into Arabic in this study to find the prevalence of burnout. Data was analyzed on IBM statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS), and descriptive and chi-square tests were applied.

Results: 33.4% of participants were males and 66.6% were females. Only 12.35 students were recorded to be smokers. The overall prevalence of burnout among students was 215, while 80.2% of students had low PA; in the case of emotional exhaustion, 21.2% fell to a high degree, and 28% had high degree depersonalization.

Conclusions: The most common type of burnout among Saudi medical students is because of low personal accomplishment. Further studies should be conducted to understand better the problem prevailing in medical students so policies can be formed accordingly.

 

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2023-11-09

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Alnefaie, Z., Alhazmi, R. A., Alahmadi, E. S., Almuallim, W. M., Aljurfi, Z. I., & Kouki, S. M. (2023). Prevalence of burnout among medical students in Saudi Arabia universities. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(12), 4544–4549. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233527

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