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Rev Mex Urol. 2018 March-April;78(2):103-108. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24245/revmexurol.v78i2.1492
Luis Daniel Carrillo-Córdova,1 Jorge Raúl Carrillo-Córdova,2 Raúl Carrillo-Esper,3 Mateo Leopoldo Garduño-Arteaga1
1 Department of Urology.
2 Department of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery. Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City.
3 Intensive Care Service Administration, CENIQ, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Mexico City.
BACKGROUND: Depression in medical specialty residents is an important problem facing educational and healthcare institutions. Burnout syndrome is characterized by the triad of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a feeling of reduced personal accomplishment.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of depression and burnout syndrome in urology residents at a tertiary care hospital center.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational and descriptive study was conducted through the application of self-assessment questionnaires to all Urology Service residents at the Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”. The MBI-HSS scale was used to identify cases of burnout syndrome and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for depression. The results were entered into a database and statistically analyzed through frequencies and means with the SPSS v19 program.
RESULTS: Fifty-four questionnaires were applied: 27 MBI-HSS and 27 BDI in 27 first to fourth-year residents. The BDI results showed a 33% overall prevalence of depression, with 22% of the cases classified as mild and 11.1% as moderate. The MBI-HSS results identified 11 (40.7%) residents with the criteria for diagnosing burnout syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Exploratory studies on urology residents are needed to identify the symptoms of depression and burnout syndrome to establish opportune treatment and prevent their progression.
KEYWORDS: Depression; Burnout syndrome; Medical residency; Urology.
Luis Daniel Carrillo Córdova