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Table 5 Relation of burnout subscales and workplace stress to working conditions of the studied oncologists

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

  Overall burnout **positive n = 32 n (%) Odds ratio Workplace stress n = 60 n (%) Odds ratio
Years in practice
 < 10 years (50) 20 (62.5 ) 2.11 (0.89, 4.99 40 (66.7) 6.00 (2.45, 14.68)
 ≥ 10 years (50) 12 (37.5 )   20 (33.3 )  
P value 0.086   < 0.001*  
Work time is directed mainly to
 Patient care only (30) 10 (31.2)   14 (23.3)  
 Both patient care and research (70) 22 (68.8) 1.09 (0.44, 2.71) 46 (76.7) 2.19 (0.92, 5.23)
P value 0.851   0.074  
On duty all week
 Yes (73) 23 (71.9) 0.92 (0.36, 2.36) 40 (66.7) 0.42 (0.16, 1.13
 No (27) 9 (28.1)   20 (33.3 )  
P value 0.946   0.129  
> 6 shifts per month
 Yes (65) 22 (68.8) 1.28 (0.52, 3.13) 49 (81.7 ) 6.68 (2.69, 3.99)
 No (35) 10 (31.2)   11 (18.3)  
P value 0.589   < 0.001*  
Oncology work is tedious and boring
 Yes (73) 22 (68.8) 0.73 (0.29, 1.85) 40 (66.7) 0.42 (0.16, 1.13)
 No (27) 10 (31.2)   20 (33.3 )  
P value 0.511   0.080  
  1. *Significant at P ≤ 0.05 level
  2. **Burnout defined as high EE or DP or low PA