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Table 3 Consultants’ professional characteristics and high burnout scores

From: Prevalence of burnout among neurologists in Saudi Arabia

Consultants (n = 62) Emotional exhaustion (score ≥ 26) Depersonalization (score ≥ 9) Low personal accomplishment (score ≤ 33)  
Variable n % n % n %
Work hours/week
 8–25 2 3.3 3 4.9 4 6.6 X2 = 6.17
 26–48 11 18.0 4 6.6 11 18.0 P = 0.26
 > 48 8 13.1 9 14.8 5 8.2  
Night calls/month
 0–5 7 11.5 4 6.6 5 8.2 X2 = 2.16
 6–10 10 16.4 8 13.1 8 13.1 P = 0.7
 > 10 6 9.8 5 8.2 7 11.5  
Year of practice
 > 2 1 1.6 1 1.6 2 3.3  
 2 to 5 3 4.9 4 6.6 3 4.9 X2 = 3.22
 6 to 10 9 14.8 6 9.8 8 13.1 P = 0.78
 11 to 15 3 4.9 2 3.3 5 8.2  
 > 15 7 4 4 6.6 2 3.3  
  1. The test used is chi-square test
  2. P values significant if ≤ 0.05