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Burnout Syndrome among 5th and 6th grade Medical students at a Medical School at Vale do Paraíba, SP

Grant number: 11/21217-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal Investigator:Maria de Fátima Camargo Dias Ferreira
Grantee:Aline Alves de Deus
Host Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU). Taubaté , SP, Brazil


Previous studies showed a high prevalence of depression and anxiety in medical students with emotional stress levels considerably higher than in the general population. This chronic stress triggers a psycho-physiological imbalance and to combat it is needed extra energy resources for rehabilitation. Burnout syndrome is characterized by strong stress, associated with the presence of three basic symptoms: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced job satisfaction. The aim of this study is to describe the frequency of burnout syndrome dimensions among students in the 5 and 6 grades of the medical school of the University of Vale do Paraíba-SP. Students will undergo a self-evaluation questionnaire (MBI-SS), and also, a sociodemographic questionnaire that aims to analyze the main risk factors for triggering the syndrome. The research results will contribute to improving the medical students' quality of life, and propose actions aimed at the needs of students, related to mental health and quality of life.(AU)

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