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Table 3 Components of burnout and unethical behavior questionnaire

From: The prevalence of burnout among interns in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and its relation to engaging in unethical behaviors

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always
Personal burnout (n = 270) n (%)
 How often do you feel tired? 2 (0.7) 6 (2.2) 93 (34.4) 104 (38.5) 65 (24.1)
 How often are you “physically exhausted”? 4 (1.5) 18 (6.7) 82 (30.4) 104 (38.5) 62 (23)
 How often are you “emotionally exhausted”? 3 (1.1) 24 (8.9) 62 (23) 78 (28.9) 103 (38.1)
 How often do you think “I cannot take it anymore”? 24 (8.9) 63 (23.3) 83 (30.7) 56 (20.7) 44 (16.3)
 How often do you feel worn out? 9 (3.3) 54 (20) 91 (33.7) 74 (27.4) 42 (15.6)
 How often do you feel weak and susceptible to illness? 36 (13.3) 94 (34.8) 79 (29.3) 32 (11.9) 29 (10.7)
Work-related burnout (n = 270) n (%)
 Do you feel worn out at the end of the working day? 8 (3) 29 (10.7) 83 (30.7) 75 (27.8) 75 (27.8)
 Are you exhausted in the morning with the thought of “another day at work?” 18 (6.7) 55 (20.4) 83 (30.7) 55 (20.4) 59 (21.9)
 Do you feel that every working hour for you is tiring? 23 (8.5) 81 (30) 97 (35.9) 38 (14.1) 31 (11.5)
 Do you have enough energy for family and friends during leisure time? 27 (10) 86 (31.9) 88 (32.6) 50 (18.5) 19 (7)
 Is your work emotionally exhausting? 15 (5.6) 52 (19.3) 87 (32.2) 62 (23) 54 (20)
 Does your work frustrate you? 22 (8.1) 64 (23.7) 100 (37) 47 (17.4) 37 (13.7)
 Do you feel burnout because of your work? 18 (6.7) 52 (19.3) 85 (31.5) 68 (25.2) 47 (17.4)
Patient-related burnout (n = 270) n (%)
 Do you find it hard to work with patients? 44 (16.3) 102 (37.8) 90 (33.3) 22 (8.1) 12 (4.4)
 Does it drain your energy to work with patients? 38 (14.1) 87 (32.2) 91 (33.7) 33 (12.2) 21 (7.8)
 Do you find it frustrating to work with patients? 50 (18.5) 110 (40.7) 77 (28.5) 19 (7) 14 (5.2)
 Do you feel that you give more than you get back when you work with your patients? 44 (16.3) 72 (26.7) 77 (28.5) 40 (14.8) 37 (13.7)
 Are you tired of working with patients? 84 (31.1) 89 (33) 60 (22.2) 23 (8.5) 14 (5.2)
 Do you sometimes wonder how long you will be able to continue working with patients? 68 (25.2) 69 (25.6) 76 (28.1) 31 (11.5) 26 (9.6)
Unethical behaviors (n = 270) n (%)
 Do you skip work frequently? 122 (45.2) 92 (34.1) 36 (13.3) 15 (5.6) 5 (1.9)
 Have you ever misjudged a situation due to burnout and/or personal involvement? 58 (21.5) 89 (33) 78 (28.9) 29 (10.7) 16 (5.9)
 Did you ever try to avoid taking responsibilities due to increased workload? 33 (12.2) 69 (25.6) 98 (36.3) 36 (13.3) 34 (12.6)
 Does lack of sleep affect your quality of medical care? 22 (8.1) 42 (15.6) 86 (31.9) 68 (25.2) 52 (19.3)
 Did you ever treat any of your patients or their family rudely? 203 (75.2) 34 (12.6) 22 (8.1) 5 (1.9) 6 (2.2)
 Did you ever use any inappropriate words while conversing at work with a patient and/or a senior? 222 (82.2) 24 (8.9) 13 (4.8) 8 (3) 3 (1.1)
 Did you ever violate hospital rules and regulations? 184 (68.1) 51 (18.9) 21 (7.8) 10 (3.7) 4 (1.5)
 Have you ever lied to one of your patients and/or senior? 143 (53) 79 (29.3) 34 (12.6) 6 (2.2) 8 (3)
 Have you ever given a patient special care because he/she was of your same tribe, nationality or gender? 217 (80.4) 25 (9.3) 14 (5.2) 6 (2.2) 8 (3)
 Have you ever showed less care towards a patient because of his/her low socioeconomic status, untidy appearance or nationality? 232 (85.9) 15 (5.6) 14 (5.2) 5 (1.9) 4 (1.5)