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Syndrome of professional burn out in home service for elderly

Iordanou Panagiota

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine if the staff of the “home service” was in a burnout situation and which is their attitude to their job. Methodology: In order to conduct the study workers from 36 municipalities of the Prefecture of Attica were selected which enumerated to a population of 123 workers. This staff included social workers, nurses, assistants’ nurses and familial assistants. As tool for the research the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used. The study protocol for linking anonymized staff data and optional sample participation was approved by the institutional review board of the municipalities. Data analysis was performed using STATA statistical package. Statistical analysis of Pearson cross-correlations test was used where p the factor of depersonalization had positive cross-correlation with their total years of work. Conclusion : The results showed that the staff did not experience Syndrome of Professional burnout, but the factor of Depersonalization was found already solidified and that has positive cross-correlation with their total years of work; those points out future risk for the staff working in the "Help in the Home" service.