Burnout Syndrome Associated with Nurses' Quality of Life During the Covid-19 Pandemic


  • Ana Zakiyah Nursing Management Department, Bina Sehat PPNI University, Jawa Timur 61363, Indonesia
  • Duwi Basuki Nursing Management Department, Bina Sehat PPNI University, Jawa Timur 61363, Indonesia




Background: COVID-19 cases that occur in Indonesia are accompanied by high mortality, which leads nurses as one of the frontlines to experience burnout syndrome and have an impact on reducing the quality of life of nurses. This study aimed to determine the relationship between burnout syndrome and the quality of life of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This study was correlational with a cross-sectional approach. The population was 269 nurses working in health services in East Java and was obtained by incidental sampling. The quality of life of nurses was measured by the Short Form Health Survey 36 (SF 36), which consisted of 36 question items, while the level of burnout syndrome was measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey, which consisted of 22 questions. Results: All nurses had experienced burnout syndrome in varying degrees. The nurse burnout rate was generally low at 163 (60.6%), and the quality of life of nurses was typically good at 252 (97.3%) and a small percentage at 17 (6.3%). The spearman rho p-value analysis <0.05 showed a significant relationship between burnout syndrome and nurses' quality of life. Conclusion: Life balance allows nurses to be able to balance work and can improve the quality of life. Nurses can use a variety of methods to cope with burnout syndrome and improve their quality of life.


Burnout Syndrome, Quality of Life, Covid-19, Pandemic


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Zakiyah, A. ., & Basuki, D. (2023). Burnout Syndrome Associated with Nurses’ Quality of Life During the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(2), 134-142. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2023.v15i02.015