Analysis of burnout and fulfillment levels in rehabilitation health professionals
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Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1853
Background and Objective: The study presented in this abstract aimed to analyze burnout and professional fulfillment levels within a sample of rehabilitation health professionals. Methods: With this objective in mind, the Professional Fulfillment Index (PFI), a validated test composed of 16 items and measuring these aspects, was selected. The test was translated from its original language, English, to Italian, and it was administered to a small sample of rehabilitators in order to validate the translated version: we calculated a Chronbach’s alpha equal to 0.805, that suggested its adoption also in the Italian context. Then, it was administered to 79 rehabilitators. We also collected information about gender, age, educational qualification, place of work, work structure, years of work, work composition. Results: The results showed moderate level of job satisfaction and medium level of burnout. A marginally significant statistical difference was found between the fulfillment values and the years of work: it was observed that the rehabilitators who had been employed since 6-11 years had a medium-to-low job satisfaction level, unlike those employed for more than 20 years, who showed a medium-to-high job satisfaction level. Moreover, a medium burnout value was observed among rehabilitators with a Bachelor’s degree, and a no-burnout level among those with a Master’s degree. Conclusions: The study investigated burnout and professional fulfillment levels, showing ups and downs. These results pave the way for future research on the subject, which could provide better results by including a larger sample of rehabilitators.