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INTENSITY OF STRESS AND SYMPTOMS OF JOB EXHAUSTION AMONG PARAMEDICS IN POLAND

Domagoj Buljan, Anna Drozd, Marcin Madziala, Sebastian Aleksandrowicz
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0007
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):43-49.

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Vol 1, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Published online: 2016-11-22

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to show how the features of job exhaustion depend of the amount of work-related stress.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research included a randomly selected group of 456 paramedics, aged between 21 and 51, working at hospital emergency departments and in mobile emergency teams. The authors used the Maslach Burnout Inventory Form and Perceived Job Stress Questionnaire Form.

RESULTS: The most important factors in uencing general amount of stress in a paramedic’s job include as follows: the sense of responsibility; the sense of insecurity impacted with the system of work; and the sense of psychic workload. However, less important factors in uencing stress include: unpleasant work conditions; a lack of support; a lack of control; a sense of threat.

CONCLUSIONS: Paramedics are exposed to job exhaustion syndrome which causes a lessening of feeling safe in their work place. The risk factors in uencing job exhaustion syndrome include as follows: uncertainty of work system; sense of psychic workload caused by work; poor social contacts causing a lack of assistance from others; a lack of positive motivators in one’s job, such as various rewards.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to show how the features of job exhaustion depend of the amount of work-related stress.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research included a randomly selected group of 456 paramedics, aged between 21 and 51, working at hospital emergency departments and in mobile emergency teams. The authors used the Maslach Burnout Inventory Form and Perceived Job Stress Questionnaire Form.

RESULTS: The most important factors in uencing general amount of stress in a paramedic’s job include as follows: the sense of responsibility; the sense of insecurity impacted with the system of work; and the sense of psychic workload. However, less important factors in uencing stress include: unpleasant work conditions; a lack of support; a lack of control; a sense of threat.

CONCLUSIONS: Paramedics are exposed to job exhaustion syndrome which causes a lessening of feeling safe in their work place. The risk factors in uencing job exhaustion syndrome include as follows: uncertainty of work system; sense of psychic workload caused by work; poor social contacts causing a lack of assistance from others; a lack of positive motivators in one’s job, such as various rewards.

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Keywords

stress, job exhaustion, paramedic

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Title

INTENSITY OF STRESS AND SYMPTOMS OF JOB EXHAUSTION AMONG PARAMEDICS IN POLAND

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

Pages

43-49

Published online

2016-11-22

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0007

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):43-49.

Keywords

stress
job exhaustion
paramedic

Authors

Domagoj Buljan
Anna Drozd
Marcin Madziala
Sebastian Aleksandrowicz

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