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Table 2 Professional characteristics and working conditions of the studied oncologists

From: Burnout and work stress among medical oncologists: Egyptian multi-centric study

Professional characteristics N = 100 (%)
Years in practice
 < 10 50 (50%)
 10–19 30 (30.0)
 ≥20 20 (20.0)
Academic status
 Professor 13 (13.0)
 Assistant professor 12 (12.0)
 Lecturer 20 (20.0)
 Assistant lecturer 30 (30.0)
 Resident 35 (35.0)
Hours worked per week
 ≤ 28 45 (45.0)
 ≥ 28 55 (55.0)
Work time directed mainly to
 Patient care only 30 (30.0)
 Research only 0 (0.0)
 Both 70 (70.0)
On duty all week
 Yes 73 (73.0)
 No 27 (27.0)
> 6 shifts per month
 No 35 (35.0)
 Yes 65 (65.0)
Oncology work is boring
 Yes 73 (73.0)
 No 27 (27.0)