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Table 2 Resident Burnout, Future Outlook, Opinion on Residency Training and on the European Work Time Directive.

From: Burnout and training satisfaction of medical residents in Greece: will the European Work Time Directive make a difference?

Future outlooka      
Do you believe it will be hard finding/keeping a job as a physician in the future? Yes No I don't Know   
  145 (46.6%) 73 (23.5%) 93 (29.9%)   
Opinion on medical residency training a, b Disagree (scores of 1 or 2) Neither agree nor disagree (score of 3) Agree (scores of 4 or 5) Average Score Range
My supervisors care about my residency training 131 (42.1%) 87 (28%) 93 (30%) 2.75 1-5
I am satisfied with the overall quality of CME I have participated in during my residency training 130 (41.8%) 110 (35.4%) 71 (22.8%) 2.67 1-5
I do too much scutwork/paperwork during my residency 63 (20.3%) 56 (18%) 192 (61.7%) 3.69 1-5
I dedicate considerable time on patient care 93 (29.9%) 79 (25.4%) 139 (44.7%) 3.16 1-5
I am satisfied with the responsibilities and time given to me for patient care 115 (37%) 110 (35.4%) 86 (27.7%) 2.82 1-5
I am satisfied with the level of teamwork and support from my peers 55 (17.7%) 79 (25.4%) 177 (56.9%) 3.5 1-5
I am satisfied with the overall quality of training in my clinic 113 (36.3%) 124 (39.9%) 74 (23.8%) 2.76 1-5
Opinion on the European Work Time Directive (EWTD) a Yes No I don't Know   
Implementing the EWTD is necessary 233 (74.9%) 39 (12.5%) 39 (12.5%)   
The EWTD will be beneficial to my personal and social life 231 (74.3%) 44 (14.1%) 36 (11.6%)   
The EWTD will have positive effects on the quality of my residency training 174 (55.9%) 55 (17.7%) 82 (26.4%)   
  Categorization   
Maslach Burnout Inventory Scores c High Moderate Low Average Score Range
Emotional Exhaustion 176 (56.6%) 76 (24.4%) 59 (19%) 27.9 0-54
Depersonalization 206 (66.2%) 39 (12.5%) 66 (21.2%) 12.2 0-30
Personal Accomplishment 55 (17.7%) 74 (23.8%) 182 (58.5%) 31.6 7-48
  1. a Percentages in parentheses represent the rate per cent to the study's 311 respondents.
  2. b Responses were rated on 5-point Likert scale ranging from "strongly disagree" (score of 1) to "strongly agree" (score of 5).
  3. c Respondents rated the frequency of burnout symptoms on a 7-point Likert-scale ranging from 0 (never) to 6 (daily) and independent scores are calculated for each of the 3 components of burnout. Percentages in parentheses represent the rate per cent to the study's 311 respondents. A high classification on the emotional exhaustion or depersonalization subscales relates to higher professional burnout, while lower personal accomplishment scores indicate higher professional burnout