Take Care! The evaluation of a team-based burnout intervention program for oncology care providers

P.M. Blanc, Le, J.J. Hox, W.B. Schaufeli, A.W. (Toon) Taris, M.C.W. Peeters

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Abstract

In this quasi-experimental study among staff of 29 oncology wards, the authors evaluated the effects of a team-based burnout intervention program combining a staff support group with a participatory action research approach. Nine wards were randomly selected to participate in the program. Before the program started (Time 1), directly after the program ended (Time 2), and 6 months later (Time 3), study participants filled out a questionnaire on their work situation and well-being. Results of multilevel analyses showed that staff in the experimental wards experienced significantly less emotional exhaustion at both Time 2 and Time 3 and less depersonalization at Time 2, compared with the control wards. Moreover, changes in burnout levels were significantly related to changes in the perception of job characteristics over time. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-227
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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