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Job stress and burnout in the care staff of Leros PIKPA Asylum 25 years after the first Deinstitutionalisation and Rehabilitation Greek Project

  • Anastasia Bougea (a1), Manolis Kostas Kleisarchakis (a2), Nikolaos Spantideas (a3), Panagiota Voskou (a1), Thomas Thomaides (a4), George Chrousos (a5) and Sophia Andreas Belegri (a6)...
Abstract
Aims and method

To identify correlates between burnout and job stress of care staff at Leros PIKPA Asylum. Forty-nine asylum employees were assessed by Maslach's Burnout Inventory, a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Perceived Stress Scale and the Job Content Questionnaire.

Results

Emotional exhaustion is related negatively to social support (P = 0.010, r = −0.362). Lack of job achievements is related positively to overall job responsibility (P =0.040) and negatively to lack of job satisfaction (r = −0.430). Depersonalisation was negatively associated with support from superiors (P = 0.036). Employees with high levels of perceived stress reported higher levels of fatigue (P = 0.050). Positive associations of perceived stress with depression (P = 0.011) and sleep problems (P < 0.001) were also detected. Positive correlation was found between monthly salary and lack of sense of personal achievement (P = 0.020).

Clinical implications

It is necessary to address these issues through staff education and stress management.

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This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence to Anastasia Bougea (abougea@med.uoa.gr)
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Job stress and burnout in the care staff of Leros PIKPA Asylum 25 years after the first Deinstitutionalisation and Rehabilitation Greek Project

  • Anastasia Bougea (a1), Manolis Kostas Kleisarchakis (a2), Nikolaos Spantideas (a3), Panagiota Voskou (a1), Thomas Thomaides (a4), George Chrousos (a5) and Sophia Andreas Belegri (a6)...
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