A Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction among Staff Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Introduction: Compassion fatigue among midwives has gained interest over the past decade. Midwives in general are exposed to the risk of Compassion Fatigue (CF), Burnout (BO) and low levels of Compassion Satisfaction (CS). Aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among staff nurses working in selected hospital of Gautam Buddh Nagar. Objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of compassion fatigue, burnout and compassion satisfaction among staff nurses in selected hospitals of Gautam Buddh Nagar and to determine association between compassion fatigue, burnout, compassion satisfaction and selected demographic variables.
Methods: A non-experimental descriptive survey design was used for the study. Sample size consisted of 50 midwives by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by administering the standardized questionnaire i.e. Professional Quality of Life Scale (Pro QOL) by interview technique. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Result revealed that majority of midwives 43 (86%) had average level of compassion fatigue, 33 (66%) midwife nurses had average level of burnout, only 16 (32%) midwife nurses had high level of compassion satisfaction. The prevalence of compassion satisfaction mean score was 38.12, mean percent score was 76.24, median score was 39, and SD score was 5.92 among the midwives. There was no significant association between the compassion fatigue and demographic variables but significant association between the burnout level and monthly family income and also between compassion satisfaction level and area of work of midwife nurses at the 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: According to this study, majority of midwives had average level of CF and BO. So, midwives need support and educational training programs to decrease the compassion fatigue and burnout.
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Kumari K, Bist L. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction among Staff Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2020; 7(3): 16-23.
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