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Published on:21st April 2014
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2014; 48(2):9-15
Pharmaceutical Education | doi:10.5530/ijper.48.2.3

State Anxiety, Stress and Burnout Syndrome Among Community Pharmacists: Relation With Pharmacists’ Attitudes and Beliefs


Authors and affiliation (s):

Dragana D. Jocic1,* and Dusanka M. Krajnovic1,2

1University of Belgrade - Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Legislation, Vojvode Stepe 450, Belgrade, Serbia

2University Of Belgrade, Center For The Study Of Bio Ethics, 45 Kraljice Natalije, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract:

State anxiety, work-related stress and burnout syndrome have been truly documented in health care workers. This research is focused to analize the relation of self-assessed degrees of state anxiety, work-related stress levels and burnout levels as well as their relation to pharmacists’ attitudes and beliefs towards their work with patients. The research design was cross-sectional and descriptive. A survey method by self-administered technique was used on the convenient sample of 647 community pharmacists. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for data analysis. The results indicated that more than half of subjects self-assesed the high degree of state anxiety and stress’ levels (60.3% and 55.8%, respectively) and nearly half of them (44.4%) experienced the high level of burnout syndrome. These phenomena are interconnected and related to pharmacists’ attitudes and beliefs. The self-assessed level of state anxiety, stress and burnout syndrome were related and high levels were reported among older pharmacists (51 – 60 years ) with more years of practice (11-20 years) from Belgrade region.

Key words: Burnout syndrome, Occupational stress, State anxiety, Attitudes and beliefs.

 

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