PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AND BURNOUT. THE DUO PHENOMENA AMONG MEDICAL OFFICERS IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN MALAYSIA
Author(s): Nur Faizah ALI
*, Nor Jannah Nasution RADUAN
, Salmi RAZALI
and Zaliha ISMAIL
Burnout among doctors is an alarming issue causing impairment of function among doctors, leading to failure of optimum healthcare delivery. This study aims to improve the knowledge gap of burnout and psychological distress among medical officers. It is a cross-sectional study involving 250 medical officers, using universal sampling. Of the total 250 participants, 63 (25.2%) were burnout. The presence of burnout was significantly associated with psychological distress (p<0.001). Burnout is prevalent among medical officers. It is vital to maintain good psychological wellbeing in the form of good stress management and resilience training.