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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 100-104

Burnout among the dental practitioners of Bengaluru City

1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Hitech Dental College, Pandara, Bhuvaneswar, Orissa, India
3 Senior Lecturer, A.M.E. Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Nusrath Fareed
Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore
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The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of Burnout and its relation to various factors among Dental practitioners of Bangalore city. All practicing dentists of Bangalore city aged 30 years and above were included in this study. The names and addresses of the dentists were obtained from the voters list of the Karnataka State Dental Council, Maslach's Burnout inventory was adopted for the measurement of Burnout. The study revealed that the overall prevalence of Burnout in the population studied was 40%. Age of the subjects was found to be strongly associated with Burnout (42.2 ± 5) years compared to non Burnouts (39.85 ± 6) (P <0.01) and statistically significant difference in the proportion of burnout was observed among males and females [p 0= 0.43 males and p = 0.30 females (,Z,= 1.96, P<0.05].

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