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Revista Científica UISRAEL

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SANTAELLA PALMA, Luis Eduardo. Incidence of Burnout syndrome and its relationship with overweight, sedentary lifestyle and high blood pressure. RCUISRAEL [online]. 2022, vol.9, n.3, pp.91-110.  Epub Dec 10, 2022. ISSN 2631-2786.

Burnout syndrome involves a sustained response to chronic stressors at work, which usually manifests as exhaustion, cynicism and a perception of low professional efficacy. As part of the objectives of this research, the incidence of this syndrome and its relationship with overweight, sedentary lifestyle and high blood pressure were determined. The methodology used was a quantitative, cross-sectional, correlational approach. The study population consisted of 25 subjects belonging to a missionary agency in Quito. A sociodemographic survey, blood pressure registry, Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short version and the Maslach Burnout Inventory General Survey (MBI-GS), Spanish version, were applied. As part of the results, 12% of the subjects presented presumptive results of Burnout syndrome (high level in burnout, high level in cynicism and low level in professional efficacy). The association between elevated blood pressure and Burnout syndrome was statistically significant (p=0.024). The associations between Burnout syndrome and sedentary lifestyle (p=0.166) and overweight (p=0.132) were not statistically significant. The association between sex was statistically significant (p=0.024), with predominance in the male sex. A high level of burnout was evidenced in 24%, a high level of cynicism in 20% and a low level of professional efficacy in 20% of the subjects evaluated.

Keywords : mental health; occupational medicine; metrology; mental stress.

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