Effect of Telenursing Training on Job Burnout in Nurses with a History of COVID-19

Fatemeh Azarian Nejad, Mahin Naderifar, Elaheh Asadi-Bidmeshki, Mohammadreza Firouzkohi, Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad
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Introduction: The Corona epidemic has aggravated the stressful factors on health care systems; in this case, health care workers suffer from job burnout. It is better to use remote psychotherapy methods and appropriate treatment protocols. n this study, the researchers aimed to investigate the impact of telenursing training on job burnout in nurses who had previously contracted COVID-19.

Material and Methods: This research employed a quasi-experimental design with a pre and post-test group comparison. It involved two groups, each consisting of 20 nurses who had experienced COVID-19 and exhibited high levels of job burnout. The data collection tool was the Maslach Burnout questionnaire along with demographic information. Both groups completed these questionnaires before the intervention. The experiment group underwent a telenursing training intervention conducted through WhatsApp, consisting of five sessions at five-day intervals. The training encompassed various teaching methods, such as explanatory text, PowerPoint presentations, and audio files. The control group did not receive any intervention. After 20 days from the completion of the training sessions, both groups retook the job burnout questionnaire.

Results: The independent t-tests showed no significant difference in burnout level and severity between experiment and control groups before the intervention (p>0.05). However, after telenursing training in the experiment group, the average scores for burnout level and severity were significantly different between experiment and control groups (p<0.001), which indicates a positive effect of telenursing training on all dimensions of job burnout, including emotional exhaustion, dysfunction, depersonalization, and job conflict.

Conclusion: Telenursing-based training appears to be an effective method for reducing the intensity and levels of burnout among nurses with a history of COVID-19 infection. This suggests that telenursing training can be a valuable tool to mitigate job burnout in this specific group of healthcare professionals.

Keywords

COVID-19; Job Burnout; Nurse; Telenursing;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30699/fhi.v13i0.544

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