Burnout among intensive care nurses



The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between intensive-care nurse burnout and demographic variables. The Maslach Burnout Inventory measured six components of burnout: emotional exhaustion frequency and intensity, deperson-alization frequency and intensity, and personal accomplishment frequency and intensity. The sample (N = 89) was drawn from an army medical center. The variables, nursing, age, sex, military status, level of education, and length of time in nursing correlated with more than one aspect of burnout (p < .05). Older age, less than a baccalaureate degree, female, and civilian status described the intensive care nurse who was less prone to burnout. Further study of the relationship between nurses and burnout is required.