DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_65_23 ISSN: 0971-8990

A Cross-sectional Study of Burnout and Associated Factors in Resident Doctors of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

B. S. Shekhawat, Vimal Meena, Vikas Dhaka, Sandhya Yadav, K. Vignesh, Mithlesh Khinchi
  • Ocean Engineering



Resident doctors are working in a stressful environment continuously for prolonged period, which can lead to burnout syndrome.


The objective of this study was to find out the prevalence of burnout among resident doctors and to determine factors that are associated with burnout.

Materials and Methods:

This was a cross-sectional study that included 200 resident doctors working in different specialties of a tertiary care teaching hospital. The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory was used to measure burnout. A specially designed semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographic details and other related factors.


In the present study, 52.5% of resident doctors had work-related burnout, 43% had personal burnout, and 36.5% had client-related burnout. Significantly higher burnout was seen in residents of younger age, 3rd-year residency, prolonged hours of continuous work, less hours of sleep, and clinical branches such as obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and orthopedic. However, the study did not show any significant association of burnout with gender, marital status, and living with spouse/family.


Resident doctors were found to have high rates of burnout. Age, year of residency, type of specialty, daily working hours, and sleeping hours were found to be associated with burnout.

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