Determination of Occupational Burnout among Private Dental Practioners in Bengaluru, India

Introduction: Dentistry is a tremendously rewarding career, but it is also a very difficult one that requires a high level of concentration and precision. Because of the various causes of stress encountered throughout their professional careers, dentists appear to be prone to professional burnout, anxiety disorders, and clinical depression.

The goal of this study was to measure the amount of burnout and physical weariness among private dental practitioners.

Materials and Methods: In Bengaluru, a cross-sectional study was conducted on private dental practitioners. A questionnaire with 22 items from the Maslach Burnout Inventory as well as demographic information was given out. A likert scale ranging from 0 to 6 was used to calculate the response rates. The p value, cronbach’s alpha for each question (>0.700 = high consistency), correlation coefficient, frequency, and variable comparison were all calculated.

The survey indicated that 11.3 percent of individuals had a significant level of burnout. Females in the age groups of 25 and 25-35 were also heavily influenced. General practitioners have a higher rate of burnout than specialists. Backache and headache accounted for 48 percent and 44.7 percent of physical tiredness, respectively, followed by neck pain at 34 percent and hand and wrist disorders at 23.7 percent, according to the study.

Conclusion: Dentists are vulnerable to interpersonal stress as health care providers due to the demanding nature of their jobs and close closeness to their patients. Burnout was found to be moderate to high in the study group, and it is suggested that dental professionals pay special attention to the danger of burnout.

Author (S) Details

Mayur Nandkishor Mishra
Deptartment of Public Health Dentistry, College of dental sciences, Amargadh, Bhavnagar 364210, Gujarat, India.

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