Burnout Levels of Healthcare Professionals

Published: 26 September 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dkv4dyxdwx.1
Ahmet Yasin Senyurt, Dilek Kocabaş


This study aims to explore burnout in healthcare professionals and the specific changes and challenges brought on by the epidemic. This study is a mixed method study in which a questionnaire and semi-structured interview forms are used together to investigate burnout in healthcare workers during COVID-19. Results: Participants with low levels of burnout reported more occupational changes, while those with high and very high burnout levels experienced more psychological difficulties. High burnout levels were associated with challenges in working conditions, mask-equipment use, and psychological well-being.


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Participants were chosen by the convenience sampling method through an internet survey because of COVID-19 pandemic difficulties. In the first part of the questionnaire prepared through Google Forms, questions about the sociodemographic characteristics of health workers, questions measuring the level of burnout in the second part, and open-ended questions in the third part were included. 198 Turkish healthcare experts took part in the study. They were 22 to 66 years old (M = 37.10, SD = 9.40), and 81.8 % were female. In terms of occupation, 55.5 percent were nurses, 32.3 percent were doctors, and 12.1 percent worked as obstetricians, psychologists, or professional caregivers.


Balikesir Universitesi


Nursing, Burnout, COVID-19