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Burn out et addiction au travail chez les médecins généralistes de l’île de La Réunion

Abstract : Introduction : Burnout is the object of an increasing number of studies, but it has never been properly measured among the general practitioners of the Reunion island. As for workaholism, it is still an emerging concept, rather ignored by the studies made on doctors. Yet the difficulties and even suffering that can be observed in the profession made it necessary to assess both of these pathologies related to work, and the existence or non-existence of a link between them. Tools and methods : the collection of testimonies was made through the mean of a self-assessment questionnaire distributed via email to the general practitioners of the Reunion island. The Maslach burn out Inventory permitted the evaluation of burnout, and the Work Addiction Risk Test the workaholism's. Results : 120 doctors participated to the study. A correlation can be found between workaholism and burnout (p=0,004). Prevalences are of 20% for workaholism and 8,3% for burnout. Emotional exhaustion affects 20% of the sample of doctors, who are 8,3% to have suicidal thoughts. Burnout is closely related to marital status and suicidal thoughts. Workaholism is linked to the consumption of alcohol, anxiolytics and antidepressants, and to the number of working hours and suicidal thoughts. Conclusion : The results confirm the existence of a link between burnout and workaholism.
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Coline Gaboulaud. Burn out et addiction au travail chez les médecins généralistes de l’île de La Réunion. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2016. ⟨dumas-01364295⟩



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