Sleep Quality and Burnout Syndrome among Residents in Training at the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University

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Thirapath Chatlaong
Jarurin Pitanupong
Pakawat Wiwattanaworaset


Objective: To assess sleep quality, burnout syndrome and associated factors among residents in training.
Methods: A cross-sectional study surveyed all residents in training at the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University; from August to October, 2019. The questionnaires were composed of 3 parts: 1) Personal and demographic inquiry 2) The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Thai version 3) The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Thai version. All data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and the results were showed as average, percentage, frequency, and standard deviation. Associated factors of sleep quality were analyzed by chi-square and logistic regression.
Results: There were 217 respondents. The majority of residents were female (57.1%), with a mean age of; 26.8+1.6 years. The participants reported their mean working hours, per week, as 67.8+28.5, and 78.3% of them had poor sleep quality. The problematic sleep subscales were subjective sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime dysfunction. In addition, the disturbed factors for sleep quality were sleep disruption while being on call at 02.00-04.00am, temperature and noise in the bedroom while being on duty. The prevalence of burnout syndrome among residents was 95.4%, with the highest score revealed to be emotional exhaustion. Logistic regression showed that the associated factors of sleep quality were environmental problems in the bedroom while being on duty and emotional exhaustion.
Conclusion: Most residents had poor sleep quality; with associated factors of sleep quality being environmental problems in the bedroom and burnout syndrome.


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Chatlaong, T. ., Pitanupong, J. ., & Wiwattanaworaset, P. . (2020). Sleep Quality and Burnout Syndrome among Residents in Training at the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University. Siriraj Medical Journal, 72(4), 307–314.
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