Background: Job burnout is a significant problem in the staff of health organizations, particularly nurses, and leads to more clinical errors, patients' dissatisfaction, job leave, and negative outcomes which will eventually lead to lack of human force. Given the nature of nursing and its key role in looking after patients, this study aims to investigate the relationship between job burnout and some demographic characteristics of nurses working in AJA hospitals in Tehran.
Materials and methods: In a cross-sectional study (descriptive-analytical study), 322 nurses working in AJA hospitals in Tehran in 2012-2013 were recruited using multi-stage random sampling method. Persian version of Maslach burnout inventory that reliability and validity was confirmed was used for data collection. Then, data were analyzed using SPSS19 using descriptive and analytical statistics. A p<0.05 was considered as significance level.
Results: According to statistical tests, there was a significant statistical relationship between some dimensions of job burnout and gender, education, marital status, number of children, hospital location, employment in other places, job leave, absenteeism, working shifts, satisfaction from working shifts, and second job of nurses (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Given the findings of the present study, regarding to the significant relationship between dimensions of job burnout with most demographic characteristics and influencing factors on it, it is recommended to adopt proper strategies with respect to staffing and development of strategic plans. It can reduce job burnout and consequently increase efficiency of health system.