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1. Du Plessis, Theresa. The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units.

Degree: MPhil, Intedisciplinary Health Sciences, 2012, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Rehabilitation therapists are at risk for burnout as a result of their emotionally challenging and stressful jobs. No South African studies could be found that focus on burnout in therapists who work in the field of rehabilitation. This study attempted to determine the prevalence of burnout amongst a select group of therapists in South Africa i.e. therapy staff employed by Life Rehabilitation. In addition, contributing factors to burnout in this environment, current management of the problem and suggestions for future management were explored. A descriptive design which used both quantitative and qualitative methods was utilised. Forty-nine therapists and seven managers participated in the study. No sampling was done. Quantitative data was collected through a demographic coding sheet and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Data were statistically analysed and a p value of < 0.05 was deemed statistically significant. Interview schedules were used to guide the qualitative interviews on participants’ understanding of burnout, contributing factors, its impact on the therapists and company as well as management strategies. Qualitative data was analysed according to the inductive method. Regarding burnout prevalence in each of the subsections of the MBI, 57.14% of the therapy staff had high levels of Emotional Exhaustion (EE), 20.4% reported depersonalisation (DP) and 38.77% had low levels of Personal Accomplishment (PA). The variables associated with high burnout scores were: male gender (p=0.0238) (PA), absence of children (P=0.02994) (EE), (p=0.03895) (PA), ≤ four years tertiary education (p=0.03640) (PA), ≤ R15 000 income (p=0.02262) (PA), not working weekends (p=0.02882) (DP), none or poor coping skills (p=0.03180) (EE), high overwhelming work load (p=0.03972) (EE), (p=0.01227) (DP), overwhelming/too small patient load (p=0.02365) (EE), high administration load (p=0.00302) (PA), seldom achievable deadlines (p=0.03693) (DP), postponed contact with patients (p=0.02023) (DP), (p=0.01164) (PA) and a poor work environment (p=0.02162) (EE), (p=0.04034) (DP). The qualitative data identified the following factors as causes of burnout: relationship challenges, lack of planning and coping skills, personality type, disempowerment, the nature of rehabilitation work, private health care environment, ethical dilemmas, time pressures, lack of rewards, lack of space and resources, uncertainty/change, lack of support from management and high workload. The following burnout management strategies emerged from the qualitative data: psycho-social intervention, team building, decrease in workload/increase in staff, adjustment of administrative workload, acknowledgement of staff through salaries and other rewards, adjustment to leave package, improved orientation and induction of staff, “time-out” opportunities, development of staff and managers, improved treatment facilities, feedback from discharged patients as well as implementation of burnout monitoring systems and development of a burnout policy and burnout… Advisors/Committee Members: Visagie, S., Mji, G., Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Intedisciplinary Health Sciences. Speech- Language and Hearing Therapy. Centre for Rehabilitation Studies..

Subjects/Keywords: Rehabilitation; Dissertations  – Rehabilitation

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APA (6th Edition):

Du Plessis, T. (2012). The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20415

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Du Plessis, Theresa. “The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units.” 2012. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20415.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Du Plessis, Theresa. “The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units.” 2012. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Du Plessis T. The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2012. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20415.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Du Plessis T. The prevalence of burnout among therapy staff employed in life health care rehabilitation units. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20415

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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