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Occupational stress and related factors among surgical residents in Korea

Authors
Kang, SangheeJo, Hye SungBoo, Yoon JungLee, Ji SungKim, Chong Suk
Issue Date
Nov-2015
Publisher
KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY
Keywords
Occupational stress; Surgical resident; Burnout; Professional; Exercise
Citation
ANNALS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH, v.89, no.5, pp.268 - 274
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Journal Title
ANNALS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH
Volume
89
Number
5
Start Page
268
End Page
274
URI
https://scholarworks.korea.ac.kr/kumedicine/handle/2020.sw.kumedicine/7423
DOI
10.4174/astr.2015.89.5.268
ISSN
2288-6575
Abstract
Purpose: The application rate for surgical residents in Korea has continuously decreased over the past few years. The demanding workload and the occupational stress of surgical training are likely causes of this problem. The aim of this study was to investigate occupational stress and its related factors in Korean surgical residents. Methods: With the support of the Korean Surgical Society, we conducted an electronic survey of Korean surgical residents related to occupational stress. We used the Korean Occupational Stress Scale (KOSS) to measure occupational stress. We analyzed the data focused on the stress level and the factors associated with occupational stress. Results: The mean KOSS score of the surgical residents was 55.39, which was significantly higher than that of practicing surgeons (48.16, P < 0.001) and the average score of specialized professionals (46.03, P < 0.001). Exercise was the only factor found to be significantly associated with KOSS score (P = 0.001) in univariate analysis. However, in multiple linear regression analysis, the mean number of assigned patients, resident occupation rate and exercise were all significantly associated with KOSS score. Conclusion: Surgical residents have high occupational stress compared to practicing surgeon's and other professionals. Their mean number of assigned patients, resident recruitment rate and exercise were all significantly associated with occupational stress for surgical residents.
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