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Burnout experience among nurses and self – reported quality of care in Osun State tertiary hospitals

E.O Ayandiran, O.O. Akinyoola, O.O. Ajao, O.G. Chibe


Objectives: Burnout is a feasible phenomenon among healthcare professionals, including nurses. The consequence is reduction in their overall efficiency and therefore can affect the quality of care they render to patients. The study examined the influence of burnout experience on nurses – reported quality of nursing care in Tertiary hospitals in Osun state.
Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to study 230 randomly selected nurses working in admission facilities of tertiary hospitals in Osun state. Data was collected with semi structured questionnaire adapted from Maslach Burnout Inventory and Karen – personnel instrument for measuring quality. Kruskal – Wallis H tests of association were done at 0.05 significance level.
Results: The study revealed a statistically significant association between Burnout experiences and nurse – reported quality of nursing care in the hospitals studied (÷ 2 = 14.46, p = 0.006).
Conclusion: Burnout experience affected the Self – reported quality of nursing care in the facilities studied.

Keywords: Burnout experience, Self – reported quality of nursing care.
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