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Simpkin AL, Khan A, West DC
Stress from uncertainty and resilience among depressed and burned out residents: a cross-sectional study.
This study examined how stress from uncertainty is related to resilience among medical residents and whether those attributes are related to depression and burnout. The investigators surveyed 86 residents in pediatric residency programs from 4 urban freestanding children’s hospitals in North America in 2015. They used the Physicians’ Reaction to Uncertainty Scale to measure stress from uncertainty, the 14-item Resilience Scale to measure uncertainty, the Harvard National Depression Scale for depression, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory for burnout. There was a response rate of 58.1%. Five residents met depression criteria, and 15 residents met the burnout criteria. Depressed and burned out residents both had higher mean levels of stress compared to residents who neither depressed nor burned out.
Citation: Simpkin AL, Khan A, West DC . Stress from uncertainty and resilience among depressed and burned out residents: a cross-sectional study. Acad Pediatr 2018 Aug;18(6):698-704. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.03.002..
Keywords: Burnout, Stress, Depression, Provider: Physician, Behavioral Health, Provider, Education: Continuing Medical Education, Hospitals