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Table 4 Assessment of provider “burn-out” (N = 31 surveyed providers)

From: An exploratory study of client and provider experience and perceptions of facility-based childbirth care in Quiché, Guatemala

Variable Total
N = 31
n (%)
How often do you feel happy with your work providing childbirth care?
 Often 30 (96.7)
 Some of the time 1 (3.2)
 Never 0 (0.0)
How often do you feel emotionally drained from your work?
 Often 7(22.5)
 Some of the time 21 (67.7)
 Never 3 (9.6)
I feel that I take care of certain patients/mothers impersonally, as if they were objects
 Often 1(3.2)
 Some of the time 0 (0.0)
 Never 30 (96.7)
How often do you feel that you are positively influencing your patients’ lives?
 Often 28 (90.3)
 Some of the time 2 (6.45)
 Never 1 (3.2)
How often do you worry that this job is making you less caring?
 Often 8 (25.8)
 Some of the time 11 (35.5)
 Never 12 (38.7)
How often do you feel energized or excited by your job?
 Often 29 (93.5)
 Some of the time 2 (6.5)
 Never 0 (0.0)
How often do you feel frustrated by your job?
 Often 3 (9.7)
 Some of the time 11 (35.5)
 Never 17 (54.8)
How often do you feel like you do not really care what happens to some patients?
 Often 1 (3.2)
 Some of the time 1 (3.2)
 Never 29 (93.5)
How often do you feel stressed by your work?
 Often 4 (12.9)
 Some of the time 20 (64.5)
 Never 7 (22.5)
How often do you feel satisfied after working closely with your patients?
 Often 31 (100.0)
 Some of the time 0 (0.0)
 Never 0(0.0)
How often do you feel blamed by your patients for things you cannot control?
 Often 5 (16.1)
 Some of the time 16 (51.6)
 Never 10 (32.3)