The effect of physical training on the burnout of nurses

Document Type : Original Articles

Authors

1 MS, Department of Physical Education, School of Physical Education, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, School of Physical Education, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

4 Lecture, Department of Physical Education, University of Fasa, Fasa, Iran

5 MSc, Department of Physical Education, School of Physical Education, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

6 MSc, Department of Statistics, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran

10.22122/jrrs.v8i5.548

Abstract

Introduction: Occupational burnout includes emotional tiredness, personality obsolesce and lack of personal abilities. Nurses are subject to exhaustion due to exposure to intense physical, mental and emotional stresses. The purpose of this study was evaluating the effects of an 8-week physical training program on the burnout of nurses. Materials and Methods: Jackson And Maslash questionnaire was distributed among 24 nurses at the onset and at the end of the 8-week training program. The data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software. Results: result indicated that the average amount of emotional tiredness and personality obsolesce reduced following the 8-week exercise (P < 0.001). Moreover, the average scores of individual successfulness increased at the termination of the program (P < 0.001). The results of Friedman test for the hierarchy of factor changes showed that the factor of emotional tiredness underwent more changes than did the personality obsolesce and lack of individual successfulness factors (P < 0.050). Conclusion: Based on the study results, it can be concluded that mid-upward level of occupational burnout among nurses have devastating effects on their occupational, family and individual functioning which renders them to frequent absenteeism and premature retiring. Therefore preventive measures through implementing exercise programs should be taken to reduce these effects. Keywords: Exercise, Occupational burnout, Nurses

Volume 8, Issue 5 - Serial Number 5
January 2013
Pages 870-876
  • Receive Date: 13 June 2012
  • Revise Date: 19 April 2024
  • Accept Date: 22 May 2022