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ARAUJO, Belén et al. Burnout Syndrome in Health Degree Teachers of Edificio Polivalente Parque Batlle of Udelar in 2022. Revista urug. enferm. (En línea) [online]. 2023, vol.18, n.2, e206.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 2301-0371.

Burnout syndrome, also known by the term "being burned" negatively affects the quality of life, mental health and work of health personnel, this could be affected in the post-pandemic period, since the health emergency generated greater stress , keeping people is a constant state of alert.

Objective: to explore the prevalence and factors associated with Burnout Syndrome in teachers of the Health Sciences Degrees that are developed in the Parque Batlle la Udelar Multipurpose Building during the year 2022.

Methodology: a descriptive, cross-sectional, observational study was carried out.

Target population: professors of the Udelar Health Sciences Degrees, to whom an anonymous and self-administered questionnaire was applied.

The project was approved by the Ethics Committee of the School of Nutrition. All participants gave their informed consent.

Results: from a universe of 820 teachers, 145 responded, predominantly female. 52 % aged between 18 and 40 years. When evaluating the Maslach Scale factors, we found that 45 % presented High Emotional Fatigue, followed by 18 % of Low Personal Realization and 10 % of High Depersonalization. Two participants presented the three dimensions of risk, corresponding to a prevalence of 1.4 %.

Conclusions: although the prevalence of Burnout was low in the series studied, it is important to highlight the high percentage of the emotional exhaustion dimension, which is reflected in an emotional overload generated by work.

Keywords : Professional Burnout; Psychological Burnout; COVID-19; Health Personnel; SARS-CoV-2.

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