Socio-Demographic Charateristics Associated with the Burnout Common Mental Health Problems among Health Care Workers Managing Pmtct Patients in Secondary Health Facilities in Oyo State, Nigeria

  • (1)  Iyanda Oluwatobi            University of Ibadan  

  • (2)  Olubunmi Ayinde            Oyo State Ministry of Health  

  • (3)  Olugbenga Asaolu            Babcock University, Ilesan Remo, Ogun State  

  • (4)  Olubukola Alawale            World Health Organization  

  • (5)  Chinwe Grace Azuka             University of Ibadan (Field Epidemiology)  

  • (6)  Marcus Oluwadare             Obafemi Awolowo University  

    (*) Corresponding Author


Burnout, healthcare, HIV/ AIDS, Infections, workers


The experience of burnout is brought about by continuous exposure to stressors and failure of coping strategies leading to exhaustion. Burnout has detrimental effects to the service provider both physically and psychologically. Few studies have been conducted on stressors and burnout among healthcare workers in PMTCT centers and few steps are being taken by the administrators of the healthcare organizations to mitigate the effect this psychological distress on the healthcare workers. Therefore this study aimed to determine the socio-demographic factors associated with common mental health problems among health care workers managing HIV/AIDS patients in Secondary Healthcare in Oyo State, Nigeria

 The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional study. The sample size was two hundred and eighty-one. A multistage sampling technique was adopted. Questionnaires were distributed, retrieved, coded and analyzed using SPSS version 21 and results were presented in tables and frequencies. Result showed that mean age of respondents was 32.9±6.04. Mean years in service was 8.06 ± 4.41. Majority (64.8%) had majorly been on day duty. Prominent among the common mental health problems suffered were Insomnia (42%) and headache (48%). About one-fifth (18.5%) were at risk of burnout. One-third (33.8%) experienced high stigmatization. 57.3% experienced on high workload. Interpersonal conflict rate at workplace was minimal. Major organization constraint was use of poor equipment. Demographic variables were associated with burnout (p<.05) and common mental health problem (p<.05). Burnout was majorly associated with Anxiety (p<.05), profession (p<.05), workload (p<.05).

Though the workload decreases as service year increase, respondents majorly faced high workload which is a major predictor of burnout among respondents. Therefore it is recommended that there is need to employ more healthcare workers so that there would be reduction in workload. In the absence of that, Task Shifting and Task sharing (TSTS) could also be used (Improvise) to address staff shortage to reduce workload to minimize the risk of burnouts and common mental health problems.


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Oluwatobi, I. ., Ayinde, O. ., Asaolu, O. ., Alawale, O. ., Azuka, C. G. ., & Oluwadare, M. . (2022). Socio-Demographic Charateristics Associated with the Burnout Common Mental Health Problems among Health Care Workers Managing Pmtct Patients in Secondary Health Facilities in Oyo State, Nigeria. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 21, 182-197. Retrieved from




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