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Work-related stress and burnout in physiotherapists – A literature review

Emilia Mikołajewska 1, 2, 3  
 
1
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika / Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, Poland (Collegium Medicum im. Ludwika Rydygiera, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Katedra Fizjoterapii / Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Faculty of Health Sciences, Chair of Physiotherapy)
2
10. Wojskowy Szpital Kliniczny z Polikliniką SP ZOZ / Military Clinical Hospital No. 10 with Polyclinic, Bydgoszcz, Poland (Klinika Rehabilitacji / Rehabilitation Clinic)
3
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika / Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland (Interdyscyplinarne Centrum Nowoczesnych Technologii, Laboratorium Neurokognitywne / Interdisciplinary Center for Modern Technologies, Neurocognitive Laboratory)
Med Pr 2014;65(5):693–701
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ABSTRACT:
Studies of some chronic conditions and some health risk factors in physiotherapists suggest that work-related stress and burnout may have a significant but underestimated impact on their health status and productivity. This paper presents the author’s attempt to review current knowledge of work-related stress and burnout in physiotherapists. This review was aimed at exploring the relationship between causes, consequences and ways of prevention of work-related stress and burnout in this occupational group. Searching PubMed, PEDro and Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition was conducted in July 2014, with no starting date limitation and with specified keywords. The literature on work-related stress and burnout in physiotherapists has investigated their relationship with a large number of causes, consequences, and ways of prevention. Based on the research reviewed, the conclusion can be drawn that further strategies to increase awareness among the management staff and health professionals about the importance of prevention and stress management are required to decrease the prevalence of aforementioned pathologies. It was stressed that the majority of components of these strategies still require to be confirmed by future studies. Med Pr 2014;65(5):693–701
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Emilia Mikołajewska   
10. Wojskowy Szpital Kliniczny z Polikliniką SP ZOZ, Klinika Rehabilitacji, ul. Powstańców Warszawy 5, 85-681 Bydgoszcz
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