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Table 5 Association between burnout and work experiences

From: Burnout in intensive care units - a consideration of the possible prevalence and frequency of new risk factors: a descriptive correlational multicentre study

  ICU Professionals High Burnout OR CI 95% p
  Total No Yes    
  n = 267 (%) n = 184 (69%) n = 83 (31%)    
In the week before:       
Night shift       
No 51 (20) 40 (23) 11 (14) 1,000 - 0,114*
Yes 200 (80) 134 (77) 66 (86) 1,791 0,864 -3,715  
Additional shift       
No 159 (65) 110 (65) 49 (66) 1,000 - 0,820*
Yes 85 (35) 60 (35) 25 (34) 0,935 0,526 -1,663  
Off duty       
No 83 (33) 61 (35) 22 (29) 1,000 - 0,328*
Yes 169 (67) 114 (65) 55 (71) 1,338 0,746-2,399  
In holidays       
No 222 (93) 150 (92) 72 (96) 1,000 - 0,255*
Yes 16 (7) 13 (8) 3 (4) 0,481 0,133-1,740  
Death of one or more patients       
No 113 (47) 84 (50) 29 (40) 1,000 - 0,155*
Yes 126 (53) 83 (50) 43 (60) 1,501 0,857-2,628  
Conflicts, n (%)       
No 193 (80) 141 (83) 52 (72) 1,000 - 0,046*
Yes 48 (20) 28 (17) 20 (28) 1,937 1,005-3,733  
Conflicts with:       
Colleagues n (%)       
No 222 (91) 157 (93) 65 (87) 1,000 - 0,082*
Yes 21 (9) 11 (7) 10 (13) 2,196 0,889-5,422  
Superiors n (%)       
No 229 (93) 162 (95) 67 (89) 1,000 - 0,124*
Yes 17 (7) 9 (5) 8 (11) 2,149 0,795-5,807  
Other professionals n (%)       
No 225 (91) 164 (96) 61 (81) 1,000 - < 0,001*
Yes 21 (9) 7 (4) 14 (19) 5,377 2,072-13,955  
Patients n (%)       
No 242 (99) 170 (100) 72 (96) 1,000 - 0,028**
Yes 3 (1) 0 (0) 3 (4) - -  
Patient’s family n (%)       
No 229 (97) 158 (98) 71 (95) 1,000 - 0,213*
Yes 7 (3) 3 (2) 4 (5) 2,967 0,647-13,606  
Ethical decisions:       
Withhold treatments n (%)       
No 178 (73) 133 45 1,000 - 0,009*
Yes 66 (27) 38 28 2,178 1,203-3,943  
Withdraw treatments n (%)       
No 158 (65) 120 38 1,000 - 0,005*
Yes 85 (35) 50 35 2,211 1,256 - 3,891  
Terminal sedation n (%)       
No 180 (74) 134 46 1,000 - 0,010*
Yes 63 (26) 36 27 2,185 1,198 - 3,985  
Truth disclosure to patient’s n (%)       
No 172 (70) 116 56 1,000 - 0,256*
Yes 75 (30) 56 19 0,703 0,382 -1,294  
Truth disclosure to patient’s family       
No 106 (43) 77 29 1,000 - 0,439*
Yes 141 (57) 96 45 1,245 0,715-2,167  
  1. High Burnout - High level of Burnout; OR - Univariate Odds Ratio; CI - Confidence Interval; P- Percentil; *Independence chi-square test; **Fisher exact test.