Using a single item to measure burnout in primary care staff: a psychometric evaluation

Dolan, E.D., Mohr, D., Lempa, M., Joos, S., Fihn, S.D., Nelson, K.M., Helfrich, C.D.
Submitted: May, 2015

Validate single item burnout from Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) emotional exhaustion subscale (EE): “Overall, based on your definition of burnout, how would you rate your level of burnout?” Responses are scored on a five-category ordinal scale from “I enjoy my work; I have no symptoms of burnout” to “I feel completely burned out and often wonder if I can go on. I am at the point where I may needs some changes or may need to seek some sort of help.” Sample: 5,404 participants, including 1,769 providers and 1,380 registered nurses. Identified aspects of PCMH which relate to burnout.

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  • Peer Reviewed Research
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  • Survey/Study
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